A seaside escape doesn’t get much better than having direct access to your very own secluded beach.
If early morning swims and evening beach walks without the crowds sounds like your ideal Irish escape, the Airbnbs below will be right up your street.
Each of the very unique Irish Airbnbs below comes with access to a beach (or, in some cases, several beaches). Dive on in and have a nosey!
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1. A unique Coastal Farmhouse
This farmhouse on the coast near the Wicklow and Wexford border is a completely unique seaside getaway.
The 19th-century house is on a secluded property of over 100 acres with direct access to four private beaches.
The house can sleep up to four guests in two bedrooms on the upper level. Despite having a rural country feel, the interior is decorated in a rustic modern style.
You’ll find a full kitchen, living room with wood burning stove and a lovely barbeque area to enjoy on summer evenings.
At just under an hour from Dublin, this beautiful farmhouse is the perfect peaceful beach escape. Book a night or see more here.
2. A five-star cottage in Donegal
This attractive detached stone cottage is the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful coastline of County Donegal.
The cottage is over a hundred years old with the original underthatch still intact. However, a recent renovation has turned it into a beautifully modern getaway.
The open plan design includes a dining room, kitchen and lounge. There are two bedrooms with sea views able to sleep up to four people. The best feature of the cottage though is its incredible location.
Situated on seven acres of land right on the coast means you have access to your own private beach straight from the doorstep.
3. A large house with stunning views
If you’re looking for the perfect group holiday on the beach, this large house not far from Rathmullan in County Donegal is a great choice.
Known as Lady Margaret’s Lodge, this stunning house sleeps up to 10 guests with five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
You can enjoy beautiful views of Lough Swilly and Inishowen from the property or follow the path through the gardens right down to the sands of Kinnegar beach.
The outdoor garden and barbeque area is the perfect spot to enjoy a summer evening after a day on the beach. Book a night or see more here.
4. Seal cottage
For the perfect beach escape, this cottage on the coast of County Donegal should be your next stay. The cottage is just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge and it’s even possible to see seals all year-round.
It’s ideal for a small family or romantic couple getaway with two bedrooms that sleep up to four guests comfortably.
The cosy living room has a wood-burning stove and the small kitchen is perfect for all your self-catering needs.
It’s also got plenty of space and privacy with seven acres of hills and shoreline around you to enjoy.
5. A beautiful holiday home with a small private beach
This four-bedroom bungalow on a small estate in Roney Point is perfect for a family holiday.
The property has a playground, tennis courts and a park area, as well as access to its own private beach.
The large bungalow has a fully equipped kitchen, living area and sea views from the master bedroom. There’s also a large decking area and porch for the perfect outdoor dining experience.
The whole family will appreciate the open space and access to the beach, just one and a half hours from Dublin.
Also, if it’s your first time using Airbnb, you can nab up to €50 off your first trip by using this code when you’re booking.
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Elisha is a freelance writer, content creator and blogger and her work can be read in Lonely Planet, Remote Lands and Matador Network. You’ll usually find her travelling in offbeat places or hiking wherever there are mountains; always with a camera in hand.