Popular Lettings in Westport
Highlights in Westport
- Stunning countryside
- Lively bars and restaurants
- Great outdoor sports
- Clare Island
Most popular in Westport
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Westport
Westport is a stunning Irish town which looks out over an inlet of the Irish Sea, while being surrounded by soaring mountains and luscious hills. Find a holiday rental in this welcoming and historic town and enjoy the hospitality that the locals are so famous for. There are numerous lettings in and around Westport Quay, which once a thriving port, is now the buzzing home to restaurants and bars, making it the perfect location for those seeking an active nightlife. Wake up to a sea view over Clew Bay by choosing a holiday rental near the beach, or to a beautiful, green view from a tranquil letting located a little out of town in the rolling hills.Traditional Irish holiday rentals in Westport
Westport holiday rentals are built in the traditional Irish style with grey slate roofs and white walls. Decorated with climbing roses or beautiful window boxes, holiday lettings are beautiful to contemplate and cosy and comfortable to stay in. Relax in well-kept gardens and enjoy a meal looking out over the stunning surroundings of County Mayo. Holiday rentals in Westport have plenty of space and comfort with many homes offering four or five bedrooms suitable for large family groups.
Holidays in Westport
The area and getting around
Westport is less than an hour’s drive from Knock Airport, and an hour and a half’s drive from the central town of Galway. In the Georgian town centre, stone bridges link the tree-lined promenade on the banks of the Carrowbeg River, which is lined with trees and a delightful promenade for your exploratory pleasure.Discover Westport town’s islands
Off the coast of Westport is the extraordinary Clew Bay, which is home to an incredible 365 islands – one for each day of the year! Most of the islands are uninhabited, but a few intrepid souls still hold onto their ancient way of life. The islands can be reached by boat, and a ferry service takes you to the main destinations such as Clare Island, while you can walk to Collanmore Island (home to one single inhabitant) over the Rosmoney Pier.
Travellers and activities
Westport has a plethora of exciting activities for families with young children. Starting with the beaches of course – many of which have the Blue Flag Certification or Green Coast Awards. Bertra Blue Flag Beach offers a superb day out, with soft sand backed by sand dunes to explore and rock pools to dip in. Check out the Pirate Adventure Park in Westport House for white knuckle rides, log flume, pedalos and go-karts, all designed to delight the under-12s. Finish the day with a relaxing trip on the Westport tourist train for a unique view of the historic town and quay of Westport.Westport for outdoor sports
Along the coast of Clew Bay you’ll find the exciting activities offered by Adventure West. Start by throwing yourself down a hill inside a zorbing sphere, then go out with the team to enjoy rock climbing or abseiling. If seeing the wetter side to Westport interests you, they’ll also take you on a fascinating snorkelling trip of the coastline, with its incredible and diverse undersea wildlife. More sea sports on offer in Westport include kayaking, sailing and surfing, with Louisburgh’s Carrownisky Strand known as the top surfing beach in the area. Whatever your choice of outdoor sport, you’ll not find a more beautiful backdrop to your hobby than Westport.
In 2012, Westport won ‘The Best Place to Live in Ireland’ award!
Top 5 travel tips in Westport
Croagh Patrick is just five miles from Westport, and is a sanctuary of historical and spiritual beauty. Stop at the visitor centre at the base of the mountain before climbing as high as you wish to experience the magnificent views.2. Cycle the Great Western Greenway
Enjoy the longest off-road walk and cycle way in Ireland, an incredible 42 kilometres of traffic-free paths following the tracks of the Westport to Achill Railway. Explore the historic sights of County Mayo and enjoy the fresh air with the whole family.3. Play golf – with or without the kids!
Choose an adult-only day on the superb greens of Westport Golf Club, enjoying the scenic background as you go, or take the kids along to the 9 hole pitch and putt for family fun!4. Experience a traditional Irish welcome
The weather may not always be warm, but the welcome surely will be. Ireland’s famous hospitality is waiting for you in Westbury’s bars and restaurants. Top picks include the Cobbler’s Bar in The Octagon, and the Orchard Restaurant on Castlebar Street.5. Take a ferry to Clare Island
At the entranceway to the incredible Clew Bay, Clare Island can only be reached by ferry. Packed with historical sights and a beautiful beach, Clare Island is an obligatory addition to your Westport holiday itinerary!