Dolphin Beach Lodge is a truly unique property on the west coast of Ireland, available for both B&B and short/medium term letting all year round. This stylish coastal property boasts awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic ocean which will captivate and delight.
Perched on the edge of the mercurial Sky Road and surrounded by spacious gardens, this boutique lodge overlooking a secluded beach is the perfect bolt-hole for those looking for breathtaking luxury by the sea. The property was built on the foundations of three 18th century famine cottages and so has been developed with the past in mind but designed with a contemporary, coastal flavour. Each of the rooms have exceptional views and all have been finished to exacting standards, with high ceilings, wooden floors, modern bathrooms and under floor heating. From the kitchen, dining room and living room, large panoramic windows open out to the sea, providing uninterrupted views across the wild and untamed Atlantic.
The property offers so much more than just luxury accommodation, with the owners passion tied-up in attention to detail ensuring that your stay is as relaxing as it is enjoyable. Put simply, once you arrive and dip your toes into the Atlantic you will drift away into a world of calmness and tranquility.
Dolphin Beach Lodge is accessible by a number of airports - Dublin Airport (3.5 hours drive), Shannon Airport, Co. Clare (2.5 hours drive) and International West Airport Knock, Co. Mayo (2 hours drive).
Aer Lingus flies to Shannon from North America and most major European cities.
Ryanair flies to Dublin, Shannon and Knock (Ireland West) Airports.
From Britain there are numerous daily crossings to Ireland between Holyhead, Pembroke and Liverpool serving both Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ports.
For further information on ferries please click on www.irishferries.com and www.stenaline.co.uk
From Dublin connections can be made via train and bus to Galway.
Between Galway and Clifden, there is a frequent bus service (approx. 1 hour).
For further information on buses please click on www.citylink.ie
Between Dublin and Galway there is a frequent train service.
From Dublin City (Heuston Station), take the direct Galway train (approx. 2hr 30 min journey). From there regular bus services run from Galway to Clifden.
For further information on trains please click on www.irishrail.ie
Take the N59 from Galway to Clifden.
On arrival in Clifden town, turn right at the second petrol station (opposite Allied Irish Bank). Take the first turn left (sign for Dolphin Beach/Sky Road). Travel out along the Sky Road for 3.2 miles, keeping an eye for the blue Dolphin Beach signs.
Keep left at the fork in the road, along the Lower Sky Road and Dolphin Beach Lodge is located on your left hand side approximately 1 mile from the fork in the road at the first beach.
The Wild Atlantic Way:
At 2,400 km in length, the Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s first, and the world’s longest coastal route. The route enables visitors to experience the west coast’s rugged beauty while travelling the entire length of the country, from Donegal in the north to Cork in the south. Our Sky Road address has been selected as one of the coveted discovery points on this epic route, confirming its status as one of the most scenic stop off’s in Ireland. We never doubted the beauty that surrounds us here but we are very proud to say that we can now offer our guests a unique destination on Ireland’s most thrilling route.
Connemara, a place of contrasts, colours, wilderness and warm welcomes on the west coast of Ireland. From the bogs and lakes of the Gaelic speaking South Connemara, to the mountain vistas of North and West Connemara, the diversity of the landscape and the people who populate it offers much to the visitor.
Dotted around the rugged coastline are the islands of Connemara, some inhabited and others long since deserted, but all remote and beautiful in the wild and windswept Atlantic. Much of Connemara’s wild beauty is due to its remote location and sometimes harsh conditions, but a regular influx of visitors in the last two centuries has produced a region that is proud of its natural beauty, yet still remaining largely unspoiled.
However, as dramatic and breathtaking as the landscape may be, all travelers know that memories and encounters are what make a journey unique. A pint of Guinness on a misty evening by a fireside is as much a part of the true Connemara experience as scaling a hill or mountain to see the spectacular views. So take a deep breath of fresh salty Connemara air, as clean and crisp as you will find anywhere on the planet and immerse yourself in this special place…it might just be a journey you will never forget!
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