The best caravan and camping parks in Mayo all offer a great experience that guests won’t forget in a hurry.
For those who like to go on camping holidays, Mayo certainly has you covered as it is a county with plenty of coastal roads and amazing views.
Mayo also happens to have a wide range of campsites and caravan and camping parks to choose from. In this article, we will reveal the top ten best caravan and camping parks in Mayo.
Ireland Before You Die’s top tips for camping in Mayo:
- Ensure to select the camping site that best suits you. Think about facilities and amenities you require and how busy or secluded you want the site to be.
- Come prepared! Sleeping bags and tents are a no-brainer, but pack things like sunscreen. The weather in Ireland may be unpredictable, but you can still burn!
- If you plan to visit County Mayo‘s beautiful waterfalls, pick a campsite that’s handy.
- If you fancy a pint and a bit of craic, check out the best places to experience live music in Mayo, like the famous Matt Molloy’s.
- Please bring all rubbish with you and leave the place as you found it.
10. Carrowkeel Camping & Caravan Park – ideally located for outdoor fun
This well-designed family-friendly campsite is located in the heart of Mayo and is ideally situated for outdoor activities such as walking, fishing, and cycling.
With high hygiene standards and a clubhouse on-site, with an open fire and live music during the summer, this campsite will be a joy for guests.
Address: Bellavary, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
9. Carra Caravan & Camping – perfect for a peaceful retreat
If you are a fan of horse-drawn caravans and peaceful country walks, then the picturesque family run park that is the Carra Caravan & Camping site is for you.
This campsite is ideal for a quiet break in relaxing surroundings with breathtaking views.
Address: Belcarra, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
8. Keel Sandybanks Caravan Park – fun for all the family
The Keel Sandybanks Caravan Park is a gorgeous four-star, family-run holiday park on Achill Island that opens mainly during the summer months.
Caravans, motorhomes, and traditional tents are all welcome onto this site. There are also many static caravans to hire at the park.
There are many great things for kids to do at Keel Sandybanks Caravan Park. Top activities offered, include the adventure playground, recreation hall, and toddler’s play area
The park is also close to a fantastic beach, perfect for walks and water activities, such as swimming and paddling.
Address: Keel East, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
7. Belleek Caravan and Camping Park – close to many beautiful attractions
The Belleek Caravan and Camping Park is a brilliant family run park, located in a sheltered and peaceful area.
With excellent facilities on hand and high hygiene standards, this is a must. The park is close to the famous River Moy, perfect for salmon fishing. It is also quite close to many beautiful natural attractions such as forests, lakes, mountains, and boglands.
Many important historical sites, Blue Flag beaches, and leisure activities, such as deep-sea angling and 18-hole golf are nearby.
Address: Farrannoo, Ballina, Co. Mayo
6. Lough Lannagh Caravan Park – everything you could ever need on your doorstep
Lough Lannagh Caravan Park is only a short walk from the bustling Castlebar town and has excellent facilities designed with the guests in mind.
Whether you are staying at the park for pleasure or business, you will have a wealth of nature, history and culture at your doorstep.
There are also many great restaurants and pubs to choose from in the town, too.
Address: Westport Rd, Knockacroghery, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 VW73
5. Cong Caravan and Camping Park – one of the best villages in Ireland
The Cong Caravan and Camping Park is a family-run park situated close to Lough Corrib and the scenic Cong village, which lies on the borders of counties Mayo and Galway.
The village of Cong acts as a gateway to the unique Connemara. It is a brilliant village in its own right, as it was the only village featured on TripAdvisor’s top ten Irish destinations in 2018 and 2019.
The caravan park works as an ideal base for those wishing to tour and explore everything that the west of Ireland offers. Not only is it one of the best sites in Mayo, but one of the best camping and caravan parks in Ireland as a whole.
Address: Quay Rd, Cooslughoga, Lisloughrey, Co. Mayo, F31 XD56
4. Acorn Wood Glamping – camping in style
Located outside the wondrous town of Westport, this luxury caravan and glamping park is based in a tranquil woodland setting. It offers guests the outdoors experience while retaining the home comforts that glamping offers.
Set against the stunning backdrop of oak trees and Croagh Patrick, this glamping site perfectly blends the comfort of having your own bed while still being able to stay somewhere surrounded by magnificent nature.
Address: Acorn Wood Glamping, Carrowkennedy, Westport, Co. Mayo
MUST READ: IB4UD’s ultimate guide to hiking Croagh Patrick.
3. Achill Seal Caves Caravan & Camping Park – the best camping site in Achill
Established in 1968, the Achill Seal Caves Caravan & Camping Park covers over 7.5 acres and is situated in a remote and scenic part of Achill Island, showcasing spectacular views.
The park caters for caravans, tents, camper vans, and private and rental mobile homes. As it is located along the famous Wild Atlantic Way, the park offers stunning panoramic sea views of the nearby Blacksod Bay and Dugort Beach.
Address: Seal Caves, Doogort, Co. Mayo
2. Belmullet coast guard station pods – experience island life
The Belmullet coast guard station pods on Claggan Island provide self-catering accommodation, where you will get to sample what life is like on an Irish farm.
The island boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland and has plenty of sandy beaches, cliff walks, and activities, such as fishing, surfing, and bird watching to enjoy.
Address: Claggan Island, Bunnahowen, Ballina, Claggan Island, Co. Mayo
1. Westport House – one of the best campsite in Mayo
In first place on our list of the best caravan and camping parks in Mayo is Westport House. This lovely caravan park is set on a whopping 400 acres of parkland within the massive Westport House Estate.
This award-winning family-run caravan park is easily one of the most popular campsites in the country and regularly welcomes motorhomes, caravans, and tents to its grounds.
Facilities on-site include hot showers, a laundrette, Wi-Fi, recycling points, public toilets, motorhome parking,, and even a bar and café with live entertainment.
There is also plenty to do on the Westport House Estate’s sprawling site.
Address: Quay Rd, Cloonmonad, Westport, Co. Mayo, F28 K6K6
That concludes our list of the top ten best caravan and camping parks in Mayo to stay at. Are there others you have been to in Mayo that you thought deserved a place?
Other notable mentions:
Mayo Glamping: An excellent place for those wishing to camp in style and have a comfortable experience with a huge selection of great facilities on hand.
Rossport Caravan and Camping: Located near a fun pub and beautiful beach run by friendly owners, what more could you want?!
The Courtyard Camping: A beautiful spot, this serene and secluded campsite is surrounded by trees in a peaceful location.
Your questions answered about the best caravan and camping parks in Mayo
If you still have questions, don’t fret! In this section, we answer our readers’ most frequently asked questions as well as those that appear most often in online searches about this topic.
Where is good for wild camping in County Mayo?
If you are looking for a great wild camping spot with lovely views then locations like the Slieve Bloom mountains and the Glenbeigh/Iveragh Peninsula are ideal for wild camping.
Are there any caravan parks on Achill Island?
Yes, there are multiple family fun caravan parks on Achill Island, the best of which would be the Achill Seal Caves Caravan & Camping Park.
What are the best campsites in Mayo?
The Westport House caravan & camping park and Belmullet coast guard station pods are the best campsites in Mayo, in our opinion and home to stunning views.