Lonely Planet Review of Inch Beach House & Cottages
Inch Beach Guesthouse: (Tel 915 8333, www.inchbeach.ie; s €47-67 d €70-110) is all skylights, sea views and 'Ryan's Daughter' memorabilia. The general breeziness is completed by attractive modern fittings.
Inch: Inch's 5km-long sand spit was a location for both the leprechaunish 'Ryan's Daughter' and more muscular 'Playboy of The Western World'. Sarah Miles, love interest in the former, described her stay here as 'brief but bonny'.
The dunes are certainly bonny, scattered with the remains of shipwrecks and Stone Age and Iron Age settlements. The west facing beach is also a hot surfing spot with waves averaging 1m to 3m. West Coast Surf School Tel 086 306 7053 offers lessons and five day kid's camps.
Cars are allowed on the beach but be careful because vehicles regularly get stuck in the wet sand.