Westport Attractions

Explore Clew Bay
Click here for map detailing the many amenities of the Clew Bay area. 
 
Beaches 
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

Golfing 
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
  • Toddlers 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. 

Croagh Patrick
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.
Tel:(098) 26090 


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 Seán Sammon Tel:(098) 25471 or 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.  

With extensive offerings it comes as no surprise that Westport House itself was recently voted one of the Best Family Visitor Attractions in Ireland. Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park family day tickets are available online directly from Westport House or can be purchased at the gate on arrival. Hotel Guests can also avail of discounted entry rates as well a bonus next day access free when you purchase your tickets direct from the Hotel Reception. 

Horse Riding
Drummindoo Stud provide year round riding facilities in it's indoor arena. Offering tuition and trekking, booking is essential. Tel: (098) 25616

Carrowholly Riding Stables is situated 3kms from Westport Town and offers beach and countryside trekking. Open daily during the summer season and by appointment at other times. Tel:(098) 27057

Mountain/Coastal Guided Walking Tours
A varied selection of mountain/coastal walks are available and can be tailored to meet a particular groups requirements/fitness levels.  Walks vary from 3 hour coastal walks to 6-7 hour mountain walks, and tours include walking guide and transport from/to The Wyatt Hotel. 
Contact Gerry Greensmyth for more details on Croagh Patrick Walking Tours Tel: (098) 26090

Historical Walks
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 

Sea Angling
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.

Sailing 
Westport has one of the famous Glenans Sailing Centres providing residential sailing courses, including Sail Board training.  Full details from the Westport Tourist Office or Glenans, Collanmore Island Westport, Tel: (098) 26046.Rosmoney Westport is the base for Mayo Sailing Club. A picturesque cruising ground exists among the archipelago of Islands in the East of Clew Bay.  There are slipways at Rosmoney, Westport Quay and Old Head suitable for launching dinghies and trailer.  Contact Tel: 087 1263820.

Cinema
Westport Cineplex is situated beside the Westport Leisure Park. This 4 screen theatre shows the most up to date movies and is open daily, with onsite shop and matinee shows during the weekends and summer. Tel:(098) 24242.

Shopping 
Shopping in Westport offers something that little bit different.  It successfully mixes traditional and cosmopolitan outlets to ensure your shopping experience is enjoyable and unique.  Buy locally produced goods such as knitwear and pottery, or browse through the wide range of contemporary fasion boutiques, book stores and music outlets.  And when you need a break, enjoy one of the local coffee shops offering fresh homemade fare.Westport Tourism  

Country Markets 
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. Contact June Bourke on +353 (0)98 2564 or jkbourke@gmail.com

Dining 
Westport and Westport Quay have a wide range of restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets.  Locally sourced  fresh seafood and meat dishes are a speciality.  French, Italian, Chinese and Indian fare are available to sample and all offer excellent value for money.Westport Tourism 

Pubs
Even for the non-drinker a visit to the friendly Westport pubs is a must, the music and atmosphere is great and many pubs serve bar food. Ireland Pub Guide

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