We invite you to enjoy seaside cottage life in beautiful Barna village - a short hop from buzzing Galway city. Come find out why our self catering cottages were included in The Irish Times 2019 “50 Amazing Places to Stay in Ireland.”

All of our cosy, self catering cottages are approved to 'The Welcome Standard' by the Irish Tourist Board, Failte Ireland. We are proud to be partners with L’Occitane en Provence - these beautiful products are in every one of our cottages.


 Our self catering accommodation = lovingly renovated cosy cottages in Barna, Galway. These cosy holiday cottages are the perfect location for couples searching for a secluded, seaside hideaway that is close (12 minutes) to Galway city.  To enjoy SUP, kite surfing, windsurfing or mountain biking we have plenty of space and hoses to wash down and dry equipment.  The nearest kite or SUP school is 5 minutes away at Silverstrand or Rusheen bay.

The cosy seaside cottages are perfect for weekend breaks or short and long term rentals. We have been lucky enough to have played a part in many interesting and colourful events - filming/theatre groups and for big family happenings such as people or families relocating to Ireland.  However long you might be interested in staying in one of our self catered, cosy cottages, please contact us and we will try and make your dates work with our large portfolio of seaside properties in Galway. 

We have a great reputation for friends and family get togethers, (weddings, 40th, 60th or even 80th birthdays!) and of course, for people who are touring Ireland, especially the West coast and the "Wild Atlantic Way".  We are pretty close to being right in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way.  There is so much to do in our local area, the only thing our guests have to decide when leaving their cosy cottage is if they will go North or South - towards Galway city or Connemara National park...

We have always seen our holiday and seaside cottages as perfect for families. This has been improved drastically in 2017 by the installation of two Kompan play zones - one for toddlers under 4 and one large climbing frame for up to 12 children at one time with super safe, bouncy rubberised flooring (all made to council safety specifications).

"Thank you for keeping the big birthday surprise under wraps!  We had a fab trip and will definitely be back next time we're in Ireland."  

Steve and Siobhan, Chicago. 


Sarah is a "Galway Girl" (from Salthill originally - a few kms away from Barna) and has plenty of knowledge about the local area, the beautiful beaches and activities nearby.  Our local connections have made us well known for providing fantastic accommodation for groups of friends (2 to 60 people!) and for being a key part of gatherings such as weddings and family celebrations.  

If you are looking for a weekend away in Galway, a 6 week working holiday or anything in between, please contact the team and we will make your West coast seaside experience happen with ease.  

We have 2 experienced staff members who live on site so there is always someone to assist if needed, (or to help with any questions you may have before you arrive).

Office+353 (0)91 592 784

Mobile +353 (0)85 7 05 25 35

Or via e-mail: info@galwaycoastcottages.com


Visit Galway Coast Cottages and you will discover our mix of beautiful beaches, charming holiday and seaside cottages, stunning scenery, amazing local food & drink and a thriving, colourful city right on our doorstep.

Dan, Sarah and Family - @ Galway Coast Cottages


Galway Coast Cottages

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Thanks in advance, Dan, Sarah and The Team @ Galway Coast Cottages