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  • Peaceful site surrounded by woodland overlooking the Shannon Estuary
  • On the south side of the Loop Head Peninsula; Kilkee 10 minutes' drive
  • Sauna, shared campfire spots and outdoor pizza oven
Ten acres of native Irish woodland edged by an ancient ring fort and pure camping in serious eco style – on the south side of the famed Loop Head Peninsula? Sounds heavenly to us. Run by owners Trea, Kevin, their two children, three dogs, three cats, three hens, cockerel and donkeys Betty and Jack, Purecamping in the small village of Querrin, Co Clare, will have you on cloud nine with its sincerely thought out vibe and facilities: it’s designed to let guests experience ‘camping as it should be’ and has a seriously sustainable living vibe (there’s even an electric car charger on site). All overlooks the Shannon Estuary (where you may see bottlenose dolphins a-frolicking) and is near the Querrin shore to flock to for spying winter waders, herons, ducks and geese, and Querrin Creek for a bit of action at rowing, sailing fishing and kayaking. Pure bliss. Among the many splendoured things on site are the ways it’s set up for collective activities: the sauna and shared campfire spots are pretty flawless; and guests are also fervent fans of the outdoor pizza oven to bake goodies under the stars. Wood is available on site for a nominal fee if you haven't brought your own. Purecamping has a choice of loo and shower facilities, both designed for their green credentials: the main shower and loo block has hot water via solar panels and a wood stove, with water harvested from rain and the site’s own well.

Site type

Tent pitches 20
Touring caravan pitches 2

Tourist board rating

Languages spoken


Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.


Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed




Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches





Co. Clare

Republic of Ireland

V15 F602



Europe/Dublin +0000 (GMT+00:00)



Route directions

We are situated on the Loop Head Peninsula, Co. Clare. We are about 45 minutes west of Ennis. Follow the signs for Kilrush or the car ferry signs (Killimer-Tarbert ferry). Once in Kilrush, take the first right and follow the signs for Kilkee. About halfway to Kilkee, turn left at Lisdeen church (you will see Keanes pub on the right). Follow the main road (about 5km) as it winds right and left and through a crossroads until you come to a crossroads with Querrin School on the right and you can see the river straight ahead. Turn right and you will see the sign for Purecamping about 200m down that road on your left. You are here - welcome! For public transport options, check out the journey planner with Querrin as your destination. We have a taxi service on Loop Head, Around The Loop.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Might you want massage therapy on demand? Yoga classes and sauna sessions, ditto? Trea is a Satyananda Yoga teacher of many years and Purecamping holds classes all year round for all ages as well as a yoga festival in summer. Once your unknotted self/muscles are ready to surface off site, the surrounding area and Co Clare is a peaceful place with activities and attractions for all sorts (there’s a reason people come here to feel muscles unrelax). As with pretty much all the west Irish coast, locals are rightly proud of the area and its activities: ask Trea and Kevin for recommendations or set off with a picnic on foot for an unadulterated amount of spectacular Irish scenery. In the immediate area, an immediacy for most visitors is delving into the countryside and shoreline of the Loop Head Peninsula. Look here for shoreline wildlife, lobsters, mussels and the best of Co Clare food; the Loop Head Heritage Trail for the West Clare Railway, Doonaha Napoleonic Gun Battery and the Grave of the Yellow Men; and active land and sea activities such as sailing, scuba diving, rock climbing, deep sea fishing, riding lessons and seashore workshops at Ross. Whichever way you go or whoever you ask, you’ll likely find yourself directed to Loop Head Lighthouse, shining out since 1670 and one of the main attractions of the Co Clare coast. It’s open to the public from late May until the end of August (check the Clare County Council to be sure it’s open when you want to visit) for guided tours up the tower and onto the balcony: on a good day, the views to Connemara’s Twelve Pins and Co Kerry’s Blasket Islands are really something rather special. For meals, shopping and a pint of the black stuff, Purecamping is within ten—15 minutes’ drive of four scenic Co Clare towns: Kilkee (7km), Carrigaholt (8km), Kilrush (13km) and Kilbaha (20km). Head to Naughtons in Kilkee for pub grub; The Long Dock in Carrigaholt and Keatings Bar in Kilbaha for seafood; and Murphy Blacks or the Strand Bistro at Kilkee for seafood. Finally, ever tried/watched handball? You may not know this is a Very Irish Sport, but take your camera to Querrin pier to see. Gloves and hand cream very much recommended for those who want to join in.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Kilkee 3.9 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Cappagh Pier, Kilrush 4.2 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
White Strand, Doonbeg 8.2 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Ballybunnion North 8.9 mi Sea Good Good Excellent Excellent
Ballybunnion South 9.2 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency


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  • Does Purecamping have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Purecamping? Might you want massage therapy on demand? Yoga classes and sauna sessions, ditto? Trea is a Satyananda Yoga teacher of many years and Purecamping holds classes all year round for all ages … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Purecamping?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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