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Posted: 29.04.2019  ·  #1
What are the most beautiful campsites in Ireland, in terms of natural beauty and having pitches not too crowded together?

I found a few sites that have reviews and ranks campsites. Are they trustworthy?

Camping Ireland. Top campsites are Annalong, Chestnutt, Ballyness, Sandilands, Rushin House

Go Camping NI. Doesn't let you sort by rating, but highest ratings seem to be Rushin House, Ballyness, Carnfunnock, Carrick Dhu. Of course NI only.

We were just at Kilbroney Caravan Park near Newry. Decent natural beauty, nothing stunning. The pitches were a little too closely packed together and 80% full on a Tuesday in April.


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Have you tried our App? all campsites and Aires listed for free, with reviews.


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Yes, I have the app. It's fantastic. But hard to compare campsites across the island.


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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!!

A lot of the web sites you have mentioned cater more for the caravan fraternity who have a different set of needs than those of motorhomers. Personally I would not put Carrick Dhu or Carnfunnock up as some of the best, decent sites but not the best, but as I said thats my personal view.


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I found a few sites that have reviews and ranks campsites. Are they trustworthy?




Strange comment, why would they not be trustworthy?


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I found a few sites that have reviews and ranks campsites. Are they trustworthy?




Strange comment, why would they not be trustworthy?

How about "do you agree with their ratings?"


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How about "do you agree with their ratings?"


All should be taken with a pinch of salt, everyone wants something different, everyone will see a campsite differently, what I like you might not like :)

So you have to read a lot of ratings on each campsite to get a general idea.


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Have to agree- the comments would mean more to me than the ratings. For example I rarely if ever use a campers kitchen or wash up area in a campsite- prefer to use my own cooking facilities and boil a kettle in the van for washing dishes as usually only luke warm water available.
Things like pitch size, facilities for children such as playgrounds, football pitches and of course proximity to the nearest town so we can head out for a meal and a drink would be more of a priority for me than others.

When looking at campsites abroad I totally disregard the overall ratings on TripAdvisor as most would be influenced by people staying in mobile homes, but instead use the search facility for "pitches, motorhome, campervan, pool, showers, aquatic centre" etc.

So many different types of campsite user with different priorities.


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It really does come down to individual taste and preferences. In a town in the same county as us there are 2 campsites both with very good reputations and reviews but I have met many campers who prefer one of the other and it is a pretty even split as to which one is the most favoured. I Stayed in a campsite in Portugal that many rate as the best in Portugal but it didn’t do it for me. We are different and we all like different things for different reasons. I find star ratings only describe the amount of facilities a campsite has rather than an indication of actual quality of the facilities, eg it has a playground but it is only big enough for 4 people.


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It really does come down to individual taste and preferences. In a town in the same county as us there are 2 campsites both with very good reputations and reviews but I have met many campers who prefer one of the other and it is a pretty even split as to which one is the most favoured. I Stayed in a campsite in Portugal that many rate as the best in Portugal but it didn’t do it for me. We are different and we all like different things for different reasons. I find star ratings only describe the amount of facilities a campsite has rather than an indication of actual quality of the facilities, eg it has a playground but it is only big enough for 4 people.


Have to agree with StrandCamping.

The same applies to the reviews on the App in my opinion.

I have gone to parking spots that got great reviews on the App and thought they were pure crap. Everyone has different requirements and different tastes.

Whats good for the Goose might not be good for the Gander!


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An example of a difference of an opinion of a campsite in Ireland Not Mine.
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Interesting example Jamie. That’s the opposite to a bell shape curve. U shaped.


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My top 4 would be

Nagles Campsite Doolin...
Ocean View Campsite Fethard
Duncrun Fishing Lake Limavady (We don't fish but stayed here one night a few weeks back) It's really something special
Rushin House Campsite Belcoo, Enniskillen

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Posted: 11.07.2019  ·  #15
We have just returned from ten days at Wavecrest Camping, Caherdaniel, Kerry. We choose a pitch right by the sea. We had brought the car so set up the van for a static stay. We spent every evening under the awning looking out on Kenmare Bay and the Bera. Last view from bed each night and each morning was that delightful bay with sound accompaniment of the waves and the call of the Oyster-catchers. It was sublime.
I know of no other site with such wonderful views. They recently updated their facilities and with the ASCI card it cost us €20 per night. Hard to beat on this Island.


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