Explore Clew Bay
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Within a short drive from Westport are the some of the most beautiful, longest and safest beaches in Europe, many of which have been awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness and facilities.
Distance by car:
Bertra Beach (Murrisk) - 10 minutes
Old Head (Louisburgh) - 25 minutes
Carrowniskey / Silver Strand (beyond Louisburgh) - 40 minutes
Mulranny (Mulranny) - 30minutes
Keel (Achill) - 1hr
Westport Golf Course (10 minutes by car) is an 18 hole Championship Course, considered one of the best in Ireland. Visitors are very welcome but booking a tee time is essential. There is a golfing driving range also available at Westport Golf Club. Telephone: (098) 28262.
Other nearby Clubs:
Ballinrobe GolfClub (40 minutes)
Clew Bay Golf Club (25 minutes)
Castlebar Golf Club (20minutes)
Carne (Bellmullet) Golf Links (60minutes)
Enniscrone Golf Club (45 minutes)
Connemara Golf Links (60 minutes)
Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre
Westports Leisure Park is a 4* award winning facility and is only a 2 minute walk from the hotel. Guests of The Wyatt Hotel have complimentary use of the amenities available. Tel : (098) 29160. Facilities include :
25m Swimming Pool
Sauna & Steam Room
Plunge Pool & Therapeutic Foot Spas
Air Conditioned Gymnasium
Male/Female Changing Areas
Coffee & Snack Bar
All guests need to collect a token at the front desk of the hotel to gain access to the Leisure Park. Opening times need to be checked with Reception as there are lessons on at certain times.
The famous pilgrimage mountain of Croagh Patrick, known locally as "the Reek", lies some 10 km west of the town near the villages of Murrisk and Lecanvey. The mountain offers a striking backdrop to the town.
A climb of this historical Mountain is a must while visiting Westport. The views will take your breath away. The church situated at the top of the Mountain offers a sanctuary for those on a pilgrimage climb.
Cycling - The Great Western Greenway
Escape the bustle of urban life on the 42km Great Western Greenway Ireland's longest off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland. The world class Great Western Greenway is a traffic free cycling and walking trail which follows the route of the renowned Westport to Achill railway line which closed in 1937.
The Great Western Greenway
Bicycles are available for hire in Westport from:
Westport Bike 4 Hire Tel: (098) 25471
Clew Bay Bike Hire Tel: (098) 24818
Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park
Create family memories at the award-winning Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park which is the perfect day out for fun, heritage and adventure activities. There is so much fun to be had for families at the estate’s outdoor amusements in the Pirate Adventure Park as well as a visit to Ireland’s most beautiful historic house. See www.westporthouse.com for more info
Drummindoo Stud provide year round riding facilities in it's indoor & outdoor arena.
The experienced team offer tuition, trekking, beach trails and much more.
Booking is essential. Tel: (098) 25616
Guided walks of the Historic planned town of Westport are conducted twice weekly, during the months of July and August starting at the clock junction of Bridge Street and Shop Street.
Walks may also be arranged by appointment. Tel: (098) 25862
Westport Taxi & Minibus Service - Sightseeing Tours
Providing a wide range of taxi, minibus, coach hire and transfer services throughout Mayo and all air and sea ports in Ireland. Also on offer is a number of sightseeing tours designed to show you some of the most breathtaking scenery and places of interest throughout Connemara and the West Coast of Ireland.
For more information please click www.taxiwestport.ie
Clew Bay Heritage Centre
The Clew Bay Heritage Centre is located at Westport Quay where you can learn about the history of Clew Bay Local Museum & Genealogical Centre Tel: (098) 26852.
The Genealogical Service is backed up by an Extensive Computer Database, based on Church Records, School Registersand Rent Rolls, Cemetry Records, Census Returns and Local Newspapers and Street Directories
The Sea Angling grounds of Clew Bay are recognised as being amongst the best in Europe. The inshore waters of Clew Bay offer excellent shallow water angling, Almost every known species of fish existing in Irish waters has at some time been recorded in Clew Bay. Tel: (098) 41562.
Fresh Water Angling
The fresh water angler is also well catered for with several productive rivers and lakes within easy reach of the town, Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout can be found in most rivers while the larger lakes such as Lough Mask are capable of producing Ferox Trout and very Big Pike, There is free fishing for children on the Carrowbeg River which flows through the town.
Further information from Western Fisheries Board. Tel: (096) 22788.
Situated less than a 5 minute stroll from the Wyatt Hotel, the Westport Country Market provides fresh local farm and garden produce and crafts every Thursday morning. We recommend going early!
Contact June Bourke on +353 (0)98 2564 or firstname.lastname@example.org