Between the Irish Sky and the Atlantic Ocean

Between the Irish Sky and the Atlantic Ocean


Jun 2014

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Nestling on the water’s edge with abiding and awesome views across Clifden Bay, this unique holiday cottage is at once the perfect bolt-hole for those seeking to absorb the wilderness of Connemara, and the an ideal base for explorers of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Dolphin Beach Lodge is a truly unique property on the west coast of Ireland. 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, it’s the best place, probably my favourite place in the world. It’s run by a lovely family, the Foyle’s and it’s really laid back and very beautiful with mad, quirky stuff in the room. They let you have the run of the place, and it’s down to the people mainly. People make a place.” - Craig Doyle, Travel show and BBC presenter

“On warm summer evenings they open up the sliding doors at the Dolphin Beach and shift tables outside to the patio. The dining room has a gorgeous ocean view out to the islands beyond.” - Irish Times

“What a spot! Bang on the edge of the Atlantic with views to die for and loads of activities – go fishing, hiking, riding or put your feet up.” - Alastair Sawday’s Special Places To Stay

This is a top contender for my favourite place to stay in all of Ireland, and everyone I meet who has also stayed here has either extended their stay or wished they could. “ - Ireland for Dummies

“On a sunny day there is nowhere more magical than Dolphin Beach. The views across the water to Slyne Head and Ballyconneely Bay are the best that wild, untamed places can supply.” - Karen Brown’s Guides


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More about us

  1. I run our family B&B on the west coast of Ireland

  2. Love to travel & meet new people

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Guys, Marconi, Mitchells
Cool bars
Mullarkeys, Lowrys, Mannions, Griffins, Guys and EJ's
Cozy cafés
Steam, Upstairs Downstairs, Walshes
Retail therapy
Station House Courtyard, Millars, Heihrs and Whistlestop
Bit of culture
Wild Atlantic Way, Marconi Station, Kylemore Abbey, Alcock and Brown Landing Site, Clifden Castle, Darcy Monument, Railway Museum
Walks in the park
Connemara National Park, Diamond Hill, Ballinahinch Castle
Spot of exercise
Hiking, Surfing, Cycling, Horse Riding
Day tripping
Inishbofin, Aran Islands, Wesport, Achill Island, Cliffs of Moher, Galway City, Cong, Ashford Castle,

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