What is Ecotourism?
Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015). Education is meant to be inclusive of both staff and guests.
Why are we Eco?
Eco by Nature
Our campsite is located on a unique ecological coastal habitat known as Machair. This is a listed habitat site under the EU Habitats Directive, globally found at certain locations on the west coast of Ireland & Scotland.
The listed Geosite, an area of scientific interest stretches from the campsite to Omey strand providing an outstanding opportunity to see what happens deep inside the Earth’s crust when magma rises into it & volcanoes erupt at the surface. These rock outcrops are some of the best examples seen anywhere in Europe.
The Blueway Space adjacent the park is a special area of conservation for Bottlenose Dolphins and are frequent visitors the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Seven Natura 2000 sites are also within a 5 km radius of our campsite with Natura 2000 being a European network of important ecological sites. We are the custodians of this coastal site and we see it as our our responsibility to preserve, respect and live in harmony with this special environment and to leave it in the same if not better state for future generations to enjoy.
Eco by Ethos
We endeavour to bring people back to the simplicity of camping to show them how nourishing, empowering and relaxing it is to immerse yourself in nature. We are very fortunate to live in this amazing location, which has a tremendous positive impact on our mental and physical wellbeing and we love to share this experience with our visitors.
We hope that a pure nature experience brings our visitors closer to their surroundings by inspiring and encouraging them to leave with the knowledge that it is important to preserve the environment as a whole and hopefully implement some of our policies into their everyday lives.