Strandhill caravan and camping park May 2013
As previous reviewers have said this site is in a lovely spot by a surfing
beach, with fabulous sunsets. There are 78 hardstanding pitches for tourers, all with waste water disposal, some with a sea view but they tend to be quite exposed. Other pitches are sheltered by grassy banks, as are the tents areas.
The shower block
is good, if a little dated. The washbasins have soap and hand dryers. Showers are token-operated but give a good long hot shower for 1 euro 50, and there's a coin-operated hairdryer. There are washing-up sinks and a washing machine.
are friendly and you can choose your own pitch. There is direct access to the beach from the site, but as others have said it's not suitable for swimming, in fact there's even a warning against paddling! However there is a safe family-friendly sandy beach
about 2 km away.
The village has a Spar shop (with ATM), a pharmacist, and a choice of pubs and cafes. We particularly liked Shells, a cafe-cum-gift shop, with home-made food and cakes (they sell their own bread and cakes in the shop. ) The bakery
mentioned in a previous review has now closed.
In the reception block there is a TV room with library, a games room and a campers kitchen. There's a 20 euro deposit for a fob to operate the entrance barrier. Wifi throughout the site is free.
Places of interest nearby include Sligo, Drumfield with an old church, a high cross and the grave of W. B. Yeats, and the hill of Knocknarea, which dominates the surrounding area. There's a neolithic cairn on the summit and, lower down, the megalithic
cemetary of Carrowmore with more than 30 dolmens.