Fanore is a small seaside village on the north west coast of Clare. It has a long beach and extensive sand dune system. It is a popular swimming spot. The Caher river enters the sea at Fanore. This river travels down the Caher Valley which is one of the Burrens finest sites for observing the true Burren scenery asa well as Burren Flora and geology. A small road runs along its course down the valley, which makes for a fantastic route for a cycle or a hike.
Fanore is located on the main road from Doolin to Ballyvaughan and this road is well worth a drive on your visit to the Burren. It has some fantastic views on a clear day. Fanore is a haven for anglers who enjoy fishing for the rocks along this coast road as far as Black head on the road to Ballyvaughan. This area is a real unspoilt haven, the regular catch of weeverfish points to its cleanliness, and makes it a popular location for fishing competitions. The village shop sells bait and is a good source of local knowledge of the best spots to fish in. This tiny village also has a bar/restaurant and post office.
Fanore is an extensive sandy beach found near a small seaside village on the north west coast of county Clare. The area is very popular with walkers, surfers, tourists and is particularly interesting to botanists, owing to its location on the edge of the Burren – renowned for its unique flora and fauna. This popular long beach has an extensive sand dune system and is a popular swimming spot.
From Ballyvaughan take R477 westward for 12km. Nearest village is Ballyvaughan.
This beach is lifeguard patrolled.