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Camping at Chleire Haven on Cape Clear Island, is a unique, peaceful and adventurous opportunity to leave the mainland (and your worries!) behind. Being Ireland's most southerly Irish-speaking inhabited island, situated some eight miles off the coast of west Cork, makes Cape a pretty special place for your holiday.

Leave the car behind and take the 45-minute ferry trip from Baltimore to this unique island which can easily be walked around on foot. Relax amongst the scenery, while absorbing the tranquil beauty of the island, with its spectacular hills and shimmering harbours. Take in the ever-changing colours of the hillsides, where wild flowers mix with yellows and purples of gorse and heather, turning to the rich autumn gold of bracken.

Chleire Haven campsite has sea views over South Harbour towards the Atlantic ocean. Catch a glimpse of a basking shark, dolphins and whales from your tent!

Depart: (2 nights)


Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.

Booking as a group?


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

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Leave the car at home



Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Medium (26-50 pitches)


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  • Cape Clear Island, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland, 0
  • Timezone Europe/Dublin +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.4338°N 9.5058°W


Take the bus from Cork to Baltimore and from there take the Cape Clear ferry to the island. We will pick you and your bags up from the pier and take you to the campsite. Please include your estimated arrival time in the booking form by using the 'special request' box.

Local attractions

Although you won't be bringing your car onto the island, there is a taxi service if you'd like a tour or to just be taken to the goat farm (which sells ice cream and cheese), Heritage Centre, a working farm or the Maritime Museum. All sites can be reached on foot also.

There are also several monuments on the island, plenty of walks to choose from and lots of beautiful beaches providing great family days out. The island has restaurants, pubs, cafés, a church, craft shops and a lake, so you will never be short of something to do.


Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  10:30 a.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart:  4 p.m.

Pick up from the pier available from 11.15am and drop off on departure day from 11.30am.

Chleire Haven cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park


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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 7am.

No hen/stag parties permitted via

Additional terms

Couples and family bookings only accepted via

Cars/campers are not permitted on the island, all guests should arrive by passenger ferry. We can collect you from the port. Please include your estimated arrival time in the booking form by using the 'special requests' box.

No alcohol to be drunk on the campsite.