What's nearby
Bens Surf Clinic, Lahinch, County Clare, provides everything you need for an enjoyable surf session with a qualified coach. They cater for all skill levels year round. Groups are kept to a maximum of eight per coach, with a focus on more water time. Facilities on site include the surf shop, adventure centre and more.

Bens Surf Clinic is based on the sea front in Lahinch, on the Wild Atlantic Way, a short drive from the Cliffs of Moher. Established in 2007, Bens has a surf school, surf shop and an adventure centre on site.

Choose from a full range of soft and hard boards for lessons and rental. The lessons give you two hours in the water, with coaching throughout. All equipment is provided. Try a single session tailored for beginner, intermediate and advanced participants. Other options include weekend or week long courses and camps for adults, kids and teens.

All the instructors are level 2/3 ISA surf coaches, with a passion for the sport. The founder Ben, with his three decades of experience, is one of only three International Surf Association level 1 coaches in Ireland.

Bens Surf Clinic also offers other activities such as rock climbing in the Burren, kayak trips on the River Inagh, indoor climbing, archery and stand up paddle boarding. The surf school has changing facilities with lockers, hot showers and indoor coaching areas.

You will find premium surfing accessories, wetsuits and gift vouchers in their online surf shop. The Lahinch shop stocks hundreds of items.

Why we like it
  • Knowledgeable coaches provide small group sessions for all skill levels.
  • All equipment is provided and rentals are available.
  • Kayaking, climbing, archery and SUP are also offered year round.
  • Fifteen minutes by car from the Cliffs of Moher visitor centre.
Family friendly
Pre-booking essential
Rainy days
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Contact details
Promenade, Dough, Lahinch, Co. Clare, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 2 to 2.5 hours here.

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