Are you looking for the ideal hotel stay for your family break in Ireland? The Ocean Sands is the perfect hotel for all who love the surf, fine dining, outdoor activities, and are needing a prime location for their travels. Visitors can enjoy a true seaside escape to Enniscrone Beach and stay in any of our 50 luxury suites or self-catering apartments. Situated in the haven of Killala Bay and overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean, our coastal location and sublime views are perfect for those travelling near Mayo and Sligo.

1. Wild Atlantic Way

Ocean Sands sits along the infamous Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s fantastic 2600 km coastal route. As one of the longest defined coastal routes in the world, it winds all the way down the west coast of Ireland, starting from the most northern point of the Inishowen Peninsula to the southern point of the town of Kinsale. Along the route, you will discover the wonders of nature, the powerful ocean, as well as the beautiful rolling and diversified countryside. Blessed to be nestled amongst this magical coast is the enchanting Ocean Sands Hotel.

2. Conveniently Located between Mayo & Sligo

Ocean Sands Hotel is located in the heart of Enniscrone, a small seaside town located between Mayo and Sligo, and is the perfect hotel accommodation for travellers visiting either of those two locations. As a 48k drive from Sligo, and approximately a 12k journey from Mayo, visitors can easily travel back and forth, via car, bus or rail in short time frames, and take advantage of all the attractions and destinations the adjacent cities have to offer. It is also close to Knock airport located just outside of Charlestown, approximately 50 minutes away.

3. Enniscrone Beach & Black Pig Festival

World renowned for its amazing surf, Ocean Sands Hotel sits on 5km of shoreline that has excellent conditions for watersports such as surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. As one of the cleanest and safest beaches in all of Ireland, Enniscrone Beach is the perfect location for beginners and surfing enthusiasts and offers a variety of surf schools to choose from in the area. Enniscrone Beach has become one of the most popular locations for kitesurfing as its onshore wind speeds are ideal at 10-35 knots. The beach’s inshore wind also provides the ideal windsurfing experience as well, decorating the beach with colourful sails, and the passion for the sport and sea.

On the beaches of Enniscrone, right on the beaches of Ocean Sands Hotel, you will also find the annual summertime Black Pig Festival - a feast of fun for the entire family that includes such events as:

  • Skydiving show on the beach
  • Soapbox Derby
  • Fireworks at night
  • Live Music
  • Beach side games
  • Picnics
  • A family funfair
  • Street Entertainment
  • Treasure Hunts
  • Beachside Cinemas
  • A 10k and a 5k race
  • Plus much more!

Visit the Black Pig Festival website for more info on this year's event.This year’s festival takes place 27th-31st July 2017.

4. Ideally Situated near Ballina and The Ballina Salmon Festival

Ocean Sands Hotel is ideally situated only 12.8km from the town of Ballina. Located in North Mayo, Ballina is known for the best salmon fishing in the country and annually hosts the Ballina Salmon Festival which has successfully been running for over 50 years in celebration of the salmon. Still today, the Ballina Salmon Festival is a week long summer highlight for all of west Ireland, and offers over 200,000 guests a year a fantastic, community based family friendly festival. Many families enjoy their stay at the Ocean Sands Hotel during the festivities.

Visit the Ballina Salmon Festival website for more info on this year's event.

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