There are so many things to do in and around Westport we can guarantee you will never get bored.
There are many beautiful beaches nearby offering a variety of water sports so be sure to pack the swimming gear and come prepared.
Near the foot of Croagh Patrick, 12 km (7 miles) west of Westport on Bertra beach is one of the best beaches in Ireland for walking and bird-watching, as well as kite-surfing and windsurfing.
It is both peaceful and ideal for swimming. You can walk along the wide strand, on a mixture of sandy or occasionally rocky stretches, or along the sometimes narrow paths in the dunes. This Blue Flag beach has a lifeguard in the summer months.
For a picturesque beach, Ireland offers very few to beat Old Head, 16 km (10 miles) west of Westport on the Louisburgh Road (R335). This beach is sheltered and very suitable for both swimming and stand up paddle boarding.
Carrowniskey beach , noted for its surf and considered one of the best beaches in Mayo for learning to surf, lies about 29 km (18 miles) west of Westport .The beach is wide and sandy at low tide; at high tide, the water reaches the rocks. There is a surfing school that offers lessons and rents surfboards and wetsuit.
It is situated five miles from the beautiful town of Westport and the mountain’s conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding area. During your stay you can join the thousands who walk up Ireland’s holy mountain every year. The third highest in Mayo dominates the landscape and offers spectacular views of the coastline. It’s not an easy climb but at the end of the day you will feel so good and ready for a great night’s sleep at Westport Glamping.
Martin knows the mountain really well and is happy to share his knowledge and answer any questions you may have.
The Great Western Greenway
A 42km almost entirely traffic-free route. Don’t forget your bike; this cycleway extends from Westport to Achill Island along a former railway line and allows visitors to take up walking, running, or cycling on the longest off -road cycling and walking trail in Ireland. Start in Westport town and follow the Green way off road path to Achill or whatever you can manage on the day and you will be rewarded with views stunning views of the landscape. Be sure to stop for a coffee or tea and some homemade cakes at cafes along the route. Many local bike shops rent bikes which are suitable for carrying toddlers so it really can be a family occasion .They also offer a shuttle bus service for pick up and drop off along the route if needed.
Has according to legend 365 islands, one for every day of the year. These islands boast dramatic coastal cliffs and spectacular views of the surrounding bay. Ferries to and sightseeing trips around Clare Island and others, such as Inishturk and Achill, are available from Roonagh Quay, which is just a 30-minute drive west of Westport.