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Don't miss Lawler's Shop, either, which sells everything from fresh pizza to wine and crepes, a five-minute walk away. Details: Pitches range from €8 for a solo hiker or cyclist to €26 for a unit with two adults and two children. Best for activities Westport House Camping Park, Co Mayo Got an active family? The campsite itself is a basic, grassy bowl surrounded by mature trees but the facilities are where Westport House comes into its own.Tennis, table tennis, pitch 'n' putt, fishing and a soft play area are free to residents during certain hours, and you can pay as you go in the Pirate Adventure Park, summer camps and laser combat, paddle surfing and zip lines at the Adventure Activity Centre too.
It's a mantra normally associated with bricks and mortar but pretty crucial when it comes to camping too.Facilities here include a play area and a deli selling everything from homemade cakes to barbecue-friendly burgers and steaks, but the big draw is the direct access to water.Views stretch over Kenmare Bay, dolphins and basking shark have been seen offshore, and a rib boat -- Iolar na Mara -- offers trips up the coastline and Sneem estuary from €25pp.Trea Heapes is a Satyananda yoga teacher, and she and husband Kevin have embraced sustainable practices such as rainwater harvesting at their campsite too.
There's no electric hook-up (in keeping with the eco-friendly theme) but there's a clay oven for making pizzas, wood is available for campfires and you can stay in bell tents, bring your own unit, or take your tent down into the woods.
Nearby options range from Blue Flag beaches to deep-sea fishing and pony trekking. Best offshore escape Chleire Haven, Cork Cape Clear is right at the entrance to Roaringwater Bay, a location that makes it one of the leading dolphin and whale-sighting locations in Europe.