Surf, Hike & Chill in Strandhill


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  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Activity:Surfing Hiking Wellness
  • Max Group: 10 people

Make the most of out a three day mini-break to the vibrant surf town of Strandhill, the centre of the surf coast of Sligo on the edge of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Meet professional surf coach Seamus and let this Sligo native recommend the best local activities for the ultimate surfers long weekend.


Experience the thrill of catching your first wave at Strandhill Beach and improve your surf skills over three days with Seamus and his expert team of Irish surfing instructors in a safe, structured, fun and encouraging learning environment.


Try the local cusine and soak up the athmosphere of the authentic traditional pubs in a bustling Irish village. Wake up both body and mind with a gentle flow yoga session before hitting the waves again to learn more surf tips from Seamus and his expert team of Irish surfing instructors.


Hike up iconic Knocknarea Mountain to take in the panoramic view of Coolera Penninsula and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the 5,000 year old neolithic tomb on the sacred summit of Knocknarea, which according to local legend is the grave of an ancient warrior Queen.


Learn all about the theraputic benefits of seaweed and slip into a hot seaweed bath to enjoy a traditional Irish organic therapy. Visit the popular Strandhill People’s market at Sligo Airport to sample the home baked goods, freshly pressed juices and speciality cuisine. The Strandhill People’s market is also a showcase for local musicians, artists and craft makers with stalls selling the best local jewellery, ceramics, prints, knitwear, handmade soaps and essential oils/creams.


Explore the area’s scenic looped walks and sample some of the local craft beers in the best local bars where you’ll also experience Sligo’s famous, world class live music scene.

How to Get There

Strandhill Community Car Park, Shore Road, Strandhill, Sligo



Saturday – Sunday 8th-9th October 2022 09:00-16:00

Saturday – Sunday 15th-16th October 2022 09:00-16:00

Saturday – Sunday 22th-23th October 2022 09:00-16:00

Saturday – Sunday 29th-30th October 2022 09:00-16:00

Local Suggestions

Explore scenic looped trails and sample local foods and crafts at the Strandhill People’s Market.

What To Pack

  • Waterproofs
  • Bathing suit/shorts
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Hiking Boots

Trip FAQs

  • Trip difficulty This trip requires an average level of fitness & can be taken at whatever ace is required
  • Qualified guides
  • Pickup/drop off from agreed locations (upon request)

What's Included

  • Three surf lessons with a professional instructor as a surf guide
  • All necessary surfing equipment: surfboards, wetsuits, boots
  • Access to changing rooms and storage for personal belongings
  • All transportation in destination location

What's Not Included

  • Seaweed Bath (€30 for single private room)
  • Salt and Soul yoga class (€15)
  • Accommodation and meals

Itinerary of the trip

Please note: the trip may take slightly longer than the itinerary states due to weather etc.

Day 1

Surf to Stoked


Meet Seamus at his branded Sligo Surf Experience surf van at Strandhill Beach. Use the adjacent changing rooms to get into your wetsuit and head to the beach where your surf instructor will patiently guide your through the ABCs of surfing. Enjoy an exhilarating surf experience in waist deep water in a safe, structured and encouraging learning environment.


After your surf, eat in the highly recommended Stoked Restaurant and enjoy the traditional Irish pub atmosphere of The Strand Bar – the surfers favourite.

Day 2

Wake up body and mind with a gentle flow yoga session at Strandhill’s bespoke yoga studio, Salt and Soul. Enjoy a healthy yoga breakfast at Shells Cafe overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Return to Sligo Surf Experience and let Seamus and his expert team of surf instructors take your surfing to the next level.


Visit the iconic 5,000 year old neolithic ciarn on top of Knocknarea by taking the Queen Maeve Trail (moderate level looped walk). his trail includes over 500 wooden steps and opens out onto Knocknarea’s summit, providing spectacular views over Sligo and Ballisodare Bay. Find out about the ancient history of the Coolera peninsula and its landscape of monuments and learn the reasons that Coolera is the Newgrange of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Day 3

After you morning surf session with Seamus at Sligo Surf Experience, visit the Strandhill People’s Market at Sligo Airport to sample the homemade baked good, local foods and speciality cuisine or listen to the talent local musicians on ‘Buskers Corner’.

Exploring the Killaspugbrone Looped walk from Strandhill beach to visit the ruins of the ancient site of Killaspugbrone monastery (1 hour). Killaspugbrone was the first Christian site in northwest Ireland and was reputedly founded by St Patrick himself. during a visit to the area in the sixth century.


Visit The Dunes Bar, a local music hot spot that serves legendary burgers along with a great range of local beers and cocktail. The Sunday live music session at The Dunes featuring the best local musicians is not to be missed.