1. Dog's bay, Co GalwayNot so much a beach as a long crescent of sand back-to-back with another beaut of a silvery bay, Gurteen. Both have white sand made of tiny particles of seashell and between them you'll always find shelter from the summer breeze. Après beach: Rent kayaks at Gurteen beach by the car park. Eat: Drive to Roundstone House Hotel for a pint and slice of banoffee pie (roundstonehousehotel.com) or sup chowder at O'Dowd's. 2. Inchavore, Lough Dan, Co. Wicklow Cling to the side, alright, it's a lakeside beach, and you have to clamber down to it, but with the steep sides of Inchavore valley rising around you, the lake stretching before you, birch trees behind you, this is a fantastic beach for a picnic and chilly swim - and chances are you'll have it all to yourself. Getting there: Follow the instructions for Inchavore Valley Short Hike on loughdan.com. Après beach: Warm up by going trekking with Wicklow Equestrian. wicklowequestrian.ie. Eat: Roundwood Inn for … [Read more...] about Ireland’s 30 best beaches: Make the most of the sunshine!
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After a nice long walk exploring Surrey's wonderful countryside, there's nothing quite like rewarding yourself with a refreshing pint of beer or wedge of homemade cake. Our county is home to lots of lovely walks, from woodland jaunts and hilly hikes, to waterside strolls and rambles around some of the area's top tourist attractions. Plus many of Surrey's top walking routes have places to eat and drink nearby, whether it's a pub, café or even an ice cream van. If you're looking to get some fresh air with friends and family this weekend, below are some of SurreyLive's suggestions for making a day of it. Read More Brilliant and beautiful Surrey 1. Virginia Water Lake, Virginia Water Where to eat: The Wheatsheaf Hotel or Virginia Water Pavilion There's not only a pub at the start of this route, but there is a café on site too. The Wheatsheaf Hotel is part of the Chef and Brewer pub chain and offers plenty of food and drink options including weekly deals, pub classics and … [Read more...] about The best walks in Surrey that have a café or pub on the route
Your day off has finally come around and you couldn't be happier. But what to do? If you don't want to waste the day lying in bed or slouched in front of the television, why not get out and about to see what Surrey has to offer? Whether you fancy a day by yourself to recharge your batteries or an afternoon socialising with friends, there are plenty of options to suit your mood. From relaxing spa days and indulgent afternoon teas, to countryside walks and sightseeing hot spots, Surrey Live has come up with a few suggestions. Read More Brilliant and beautiful Surrey 1. The Savill Garden, Englefield Green This natural haven of beautifully designed gardens and woodland can be enjoyed by everyone, from dedicated horticulturists to those who just want to spend a relaxing day out with family or friends. It is located next to Virginia Water lake and there is a car park on site. Tickets: Free entry, just turn up. Address: Wick Lane, TW20 0UJ 2. Clandon Park, Guildford Follow the progress to … [Read more...] about 70 wonderful ways to spend a day off in Surrey