Arklow is located half way between Dublin and Rosslare (45 Miles/72km ) on the N11 dual carriageway, which lies on the designated Euro Route 1 between these two centres. It is one of the busiest seaside resorts on the East Coast. As well as being easily accessible by car, Arklow is extremely well served by public transport.
There is plenty to do in Arklow for both visitors and locals alike from the many lovely walks, golf, sailing, sports and much more as shown below.
For more information please visit www.arklow.ie
South Beach and Wind Farm
A short walk from the Town Centre to the harbour area and then further along the road via Qualceram is the south beach and the jetty. Picnic tables are provided. Embrace the sea air and watch the harbour activities as you stroll and pass by the RNLI lifeboat station, which is in operation since 1826 making it the oldest lifeboat station in Ireland.
The GCG ( Gaiety Cinema Group) offers a 9 Screen Multiplex within the Bridgewater Shopping Centre, North Quay, Arklow.
Nine 50 inch plasma screens greet you on your approach to the cinema showing all the latest film releases and special offers available to you within the multiplex.
Tel: + 353 (0) 402 41016
Arklow Farmers Market and Arklow Country Market
The Farmers Market takes place each Friday from 10am -1pm in Abbey Lane just off Main Street. This market offers artisan, craft and organic produce varying from breads, cheese, vegetables, meats to fine photography and paintings.
The Country Market takes place in the Pigeon House at Castlepark each Saturday, 10.30am – 12.00pm
Arklow Sea Tours
Take a trip to sea to view the coastline and enjoy the thrill of being in the water. Tours are available from may to October and departure points area Arklow, Courtown Harbour and Wicklow Town.
Tel: Eugene Wixted +353 (0) 87 6836666
Within Arklow Marina, shower and toilet facilities are available on the east of the marina basin. Fresh water and electrical connections are available in the marina and on the pontoons. Diesel fuel is available from the dock on the South side of the river, whilst Bottled gas is available locally in the town.
Tel: Arklow Sailing Club +353 (0) 87 2509330
Take a course in Scuba Diving, obtain a Padi license for diving, or simply discover the sea. Courses run all Summer.
Tel: first4scuba + 353 (0) 402 39737
For tuition in all aspects of flat work, crosscountry, show jumping and dressage. Hacks across 500 acres of Wicklow countryside, with jumps for all levels of experience.
Tel: Broomfield Equestrian Centre in nearby Tinahely on + 353 ( 0) 402 38117
The Coral Leisure Centre offers a state of the art Gymnasium, a 25m Swimming Pool and separate Learner Pool, Sauna & Steam Room, Indoor Sports Hall, Racquetball & Squash Courts.
Tel: + 353 (0) 402 23328
There is a children’s playpark, equipped with safe, brightly coloured climbing frames, swings, slides and so forth. These attractions are located on Sea View Avenue, very close to the North Beach.
Tick-Tock Activity Farm
Meet George and Oscar the pot belied pigs, Ruby the donkey and Issy the goat and all the other Farmyard Friends waiting to meet you and tell you all about themselves and what they can eat. Visit the Activity Bus where you can paint pictures of the animals you meet as well as other amazing creative and educational activities. Have buckets of fun in the outdoor and indoor play areas, and drive mini tractors!
Tel: + 353 (0) 402 33624
Bowling and Kidzone
Just 15 minutes away on the outskirts of Wicklow town, a Diamond Bowl and Kidzone centre is open, 7 days till late. Have fun playing ten-pin bowling or the thrill of the arcade games. The KidZone is the place to entertain the kiddies with all sorts of indoor adventure in a safe environment with coffee dock for mum or dad.
Tel: + 353 (0) 404 65222
Amusement and Fun Park
For a great day out, why not head north from Arklow, for less than a 30 minute drive away you will find Clara Lara Funpark. This unique park is dedicated to providing healthy and creative fun for families and groups of children. There is lots to do for all active ages. There are extensive picnic areas and you are welcome to bring your own picnics.
Tel: +353 (0) 404 46161