The Newquay of Ireland! Lahinch (Lehinch) has a few different waves. The easiest and the best for beginners is the main beach break. There are left and rights to surf and when it is breaking it is usually pretty mellow. Great to begin with before moving onto some of the better waves in the area. Check out what is happening surfwize at the Lahinch Surf Shop website http://www.lahinchsurfshop.com. They also have a webcam if you want an eyeball surf check.
A Rocky beach break, not so great for beginners. Bunkers is the most popular and consistent spot at Cayton Bay. This spot works on a north swell and a mid to high tide is best.
Bunkers is so called due to the old World War II bunkers on the beach.
Gets really busy during at weekends and holidays.
Good for beginners if waves are not too huge. Beautiful warm water. Watch out for the rocks and the urchins. Though the rocks act as a good barrier between surfers and swimmers.
Wide sandy/pebbly beach below huge cliffs. Good for beginners to intermediate surfers. Good surf all year round.