We’re not biased in the slightest, but it has to be said that Ireland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
From the gorgeous green fields to the idyllic coastlines, we have it all. A sunny day on the Emerald Isle could even make you think that you’re on a beautiful Caribbean island (well if you close your eyes very tightly!).
The world may have opened up again but staycationing isn’t going anywhere so we’ve found some of the best beach houses around Ireland, which we guarantee will be booked out before you know it.
Check out 10 of the most beautiful beach houses below.
Guinness House, Connemara, Co Galway
If the name alone didn’t have us sold, the location and views from Guinness House are like something from a movie. This is the perfect house for a large family, or friend gathering as it sleeps up to 16 guests and has 6 bathrooms.
The windy road down to the house will see you taking in the views of the Atlantic Ocean, while steps from the house will lead you down to the beach.
Check out how amazing this property is here
Cloughboy Cottage, Co Donegal
Escape to the southern slopes of the rugged Loughros Peninsula and stay in this designer cottage, where you can enjoy the views across tidal sands and oyster farms to Assaranca waterfall and Slievetooey Mountain beyond.
Light fills every aspect of the house, with floor to ceiling windows throughout, and there’s plenty of space as it sleeps nine people.
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Lighthouse Keepers, Youghal, Co Cork
Lighthouse Keepers was one of the contestants in Home of the Year on RTÉ in 2020 making it one of the most beautiful houses in the country. The 200-year-old building was completely renovated giving it a modern overhaul, yet keeping its authentic character.
There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, underfloor heating, and a conservatory complete with a hanging chair to look out at the beautiful sea views.
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Thatcher’s Rest Cottage, Co Meath
There’s a reason this cottage was voted best holiday beach house in Europe in 2016 and that’s because it’s both incredibly beautiful AND it sits on a 9km stretch of glorious sandy beaches.
Thatcher’s Rest is a postcard perfect home that sleeps six, super cosy and inviting we can’t think of a better place to kick back and enjoy lazy summer afternoons while listening to the sound of the waves.
The interior design is farmhouse inspired and the large open-plan lounge is calling for a family games night! To stay here, you’ll need to book for a minimum of three nights costing €1,350.
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Sea View, Howth, Co Dublin
Although this one isn’t located directly on the beach, we think the spectacular views are enough to make up for it. The property is located in a unique gated, secure enclave overlooking Howth village and harbour, with its own private rooftop garden.
As well as this, the house features AL Fresco dining and patio areas with stunning views over the ocean, a magnificent open plan kitchen and living area, cinema room and games room. Count us in!
Learn more about the beautiful property here
The Well, Schull, West Cork
As well as having the idyllic Schull Harbour on your doorstep, which alone would be amazing, this impressive house has its very own swimming pool. Yes, an outdoor pool in Ireland!
The stone cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way has held on to its original character while also being both modern and spacious, sleeping 11 guests.
Learn more about the stunning house here
Modern Home with spectacular sea views, Lahinch, Co Clare
Looking for the perfect place to stay along the Wild Atlantic Way? Well, this is most definitely the location for you, especially if you want some beautiful see views that can be seen through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Not only that, but the house has also been featured in the TV show Smother. If that doesn’t make you feel like a celebrity, then the fact that this house is home to Jon Rahm, winner of the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open in 2019 just might.
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Wicklow Head Lighthouse, Co Wicklow
Wicklow Head Lighthouse is described as a peace seeker’s haven and we can’t imagine spending a couple of nights anywhere more serene. Surrounded by cliffs and water, this 18th century tower has the most picture perfect views.
Inside, it’s just as marvellous, a cosy inviting space that sleep a family of four (and one dog!). If you’re looking for an unusual location with plenty of history, this is your spot! Prices start from €624 for two nights.
Find out more here
Dalkey Mansion, Sorrento Road, Co Dublin
Fancy living the lifestyle of the rich and famous for a couple of days? Well, this mansion in Dalkey is like something you might stumble across in Malibu, California.
This spectacular home, built and owned by former Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine, comes complete with its own heated pool, sauna, jacuzzi, games room and bar and sleeps ten. There’s sea views too, naturally! Prices start at €1,000 a night with a minimum two night booking. P.S Matt Damon stayed here too!
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Mulroy Yurt, Postsalon Luxury Camping, Donegal
For those who are looking for something a little different, Mulroy Yurt has stolen our hearts. A beautiful glamping staycation right by the sea? That’ll be a big YES from us.
The yurt is far from back-to-basics camping as it comes fitted with a king size bed, a wood burning stove and even lockable door. Imagine sitting here with a glass of bubbly watching the sun go down – bliss!
Book your yurt here