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Explore Westport

Stay at McWilliam Park Hotel and Discover Westport

Our Location 

Just 45 minutes from the McWilliam Park hotel is Westport. Bustling, vibrant, colourful and cultural, Westport rivals any Riviera town. Our wild and rugged beach-laden coastline is the envy of mainland Europe, our Clew Bay islands are more numerous than any exotic archipelago, and our seas are home to countless wildlife wonders, from basking sharks to humpback whales.

We might not always get the Mediterranean’s sunshine, but the genuine warmth of our welcome will more than makeup for the odd grey day and (dare we say it?) stray drop of rain.

Let us help you discover Westport, the undiscovered riviera of the Wild Atlantic Way — its people, its restaurants and pubs, its stylish boutiques, its fascinating history, its unrivalled setting … in short, its charm.”

Things to do in Westport 

Westport has no equal in the country. It’s fast becoming known as “The Adventure Capital of Ireland”.
Westport’s perfect position on the shores of Clew Bay makes it a dream for water sport enthusiasts. The sheer number of Blue Flag beaches around Clew Bay and beyond make finding the perfect spot a doodle. Surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, coasteering and RIB tours are all just minutes away from Westport.

Family Activites 

Westport is an ideal family holiday destination. Whether you’re into the great outdoors, or prefer to stay warm and toasty inside, you’ll find plenty to choose from. Within easy reach of the town you’ll find a wealth of beautiful Blue Flag beaches, looped walks, The Great Western Greenway, horse riding and loads of places to visit. In the town itself there are a wide range of things to do, from the Pirate Adventure Park at Westport house, to the Skate Park and a number of playgrounds. Read more on fun for families here.

Westport House is also home to the famous Pirate Adventure Park. If you have children under the age of twelve, the Pirate Adventure Park is the perfect location to make long lasting family memories that you will treasure forever. Named after the famous pirate queen of Connaught, Grace O’Malley, a day pass to Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park provides unlimited use of the ridesand attractions all day long. This three time winner of Best Family Visitor Attraction by Primary Times is sure to put a spring in your little one’s step! Enjoy rides such as the Cannonball Run Slide, pirates Swinging Ship and Pirate’s Plunge log flume ride – the only one of its kind in Ireland! Paddle yourself fit ón the Giant Swan Pedalo Boats ón the lake or take a turn ón the Bouncy Castle. Go Karting and the Westport Hosue Express are ideally suited to the ‘littler’ ones. With something for everyone in the family, it is no wonder it has been voted “Best Leisure Tourism Innovator 2017” at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards.