Top things to do in Loop Head Peninsula

Top Choice Seafood in Loop Head Peninsula

Long Dock

With stone walls and floors, and a roaring fire, this treasure of a pub has a seriously good kitchen. Seafood is the order of the day – you'll see the purveyors who work out in the estuary drinking at the bar. Speci…
Top Choice Irish in Kilkee

Murphy Blacks

The county's produce stars on Murphy Blacks' menu: rack of Clare lamb with redcurrant and port jus, Loop Head seafood pie, Carrigaholt crab hot pot and Hag's Head hake with black pudding crumble. It's booked up soli…
Lighthouse in Loop Head Peninsula

Loop Head Lighthouse

On a 90m-high cliff, this 23m-tall working lighthouse, complete with a Fresnel lens, rises up above Loop Head. Guided tours (included in admission) take you up the tower and onto the balcony – in fine weather you ca…
Cafe in Kilkee


Pick up beach picnic fare or eat in at this bright-purple cafe-bakery. Breakfast (such as organic porridge with cinnamon stewed apricots) segues to lunch (Doonbeg crab sandwiches on treacle bread, St Tola's goat's c…
Bistro in Kilkee

Strand Bistro & Cafe

Feel the sea spray on your face at the outside tables of this beach cafe, bar and bistro. Open sandwiches, gourmet burgers and fish and chips are served at lunch; book ahead for evening dishes such as parchment-bake…
Cafe in Kilkee

Diamond Rocks Cafe

Before heading off on a cliff walk, fuel up at this contemporary cafe opening to a huge terrace at the water's edge. Food is well above the norm for the types of places usually found in such a stunning spot, from br…
Pub in Kilkee

Naughton's Bar

Dating from 1856, today Naughton's combines a traditional pub, contemporary cocktail bar and a buzzing pavement terrace, making it a focal point for Kilkee nightlife. Cracking pub fare (mains €12 to €25) includes pl…
Arts & Crafts in Loop Head Peninsula

Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts

Paintings, sculptures, photography, crafts, books and postcards at this delightful shop are all made by local artists. Up the back, its little light-filled cafe (dishes €2.80 to €4) serves fantastic coffee, cakes, s…
Market in Kilkee

Farmers Market

Kilkee's small farmers market sets up in the public car park at the northern end of the beach.