Roundstone is a popular holiday resort renowned among artists and naturalists for the remarkable beauty of the surrounding mountains and seascapes. It has a traditional craft centre and local activities include the making of local pottery, jewellery and traditional bodhrans. The safe sandy beaches of Gurteen and Dog’s Bay are family friendly and are back to back and form a Tombolo which juts out into the Atlantic.
In Roundstone you will find a busy harbour where local fishermen prepare and return with the day’s catch, featuring a mix of Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Mackerel, Cod plus a wide variety of other fish. The town itself boasts a good selection of Bars, Seafood Restaurants and Cafes crammed full of locally caught seafood. Strolling through the town you will discover some fantastic craft shops with beautiful views over Roundstone Bay and the 12 Bens. Roundstone has a wide range of accommodation available for the potential visitor, Caravan Parks, B&B’s, Self-Catering, and hotels, there is something for all tastes and budgets. There are many fantastic short and long hikes around Roundstone and the Connemara Greenway at Ballinahinch is only 5 minutes drive away. The three hills to the back of Roundstone, Roundstone Hill, Letterdyfe Hill and Errisbeg are a hiker’s paradise and boast amazing views in all directions. Roundstone Bog is a vast expanse of undisturbed peatland and is a haven for biodiversity and birdlife and was the inspiration for Tim Robinson’s books and maps of the area.