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Latitude: 53° 7.027' N
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Drive north from Lahinch along the coast through doolin (worth admiring) and about 15 mins drive towards Ballyvaughen. It's the next beach you'll meet
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Great spot to learn at if you don't like battling with the crowds in lahinch as it usually picks up the same size swell as lahinch beach.
Fanore tends to get overrun with beginners on sunny summer afternoons as well as bathers so if you're an experienced surfer stay well away or you'll only be frustrated and disappointed. Watch out for the two sections of rock above mid tide
Have had some excellent sessions here as the sun is rising and the wind has turned offshore in the early morning with beautiful four foot sets rolling in and only one person out.
By Dave , 18-07-2009
Improved services in Fanore - Shower facilities, walking and hiking maps and new facilities and booking centre in Fanore - more than exists at present in Lahinich... well worth a visit. check out Vasco for all day food
By Anonymous , 03-06-2008
sad day for Fanore - Second death this year in fanore due to the bad curents :-(
Beginers do the most stupid things.
By Anonymous , 12-10-2007
Fanore sucks - Why even bother going to fanore when there's doolin and Lahinch only up the road. Fanore's full of swimers and anglers and the wave's totaly useless. Head to doolin or lahinch for nice surf and good pubs folks.
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