Fun Family Breaks by the Sea

‘Oh, the places you’ll go’ – Dr Seuss

Dreaming of a welcoming and family friendly hotel by the sea for your next break away with the kids? The child friendly Ocean Sands Hotel is your very own seaside retreat in wild and beautiful County Sligo and the ideal choice for your next family getaway.  Our modern three-star hotel makes the perfect base for families in search of fun for all.  Just a 45-minute drive from Sligo City centre and 10 minutes’ drive from Ballina in Co. Mayo The Ocean Sands Hotel is the ideal location for family weekend breaks and much more.

Life’s a Beach

Our hotel is ideally located along the famously rugged Wild Atlantic Way and is just a two-minute walk from the sandy Enniscrone Beach. The beach boasts an incredible 5km of unspoiled seashore where the whole family can take part in a range of outdoor activities such as horse-riding, surfing, swimming and boating. Perhaps you would prefer to fill your days here in Enniscrone by just lounging? However, you choose to fill your days, our idyllic seaside location is just ideal for family hotel breaks.

Just steps from the hotel, you will see the Enniscrone Outdoor Playground which is open to all. The playground has a great selection of slides, swings, climbing frames and more to help keep your little ones entertained.  Located just minutes’ walk from the hotel is Waterpoint water park which includes a 65-meter flume slide for the thrill-seekers. There is also a leisure centre, sauna and steam room to help keep mum and dad as happy and relaxed as the kids.  

Adventure Awaits

The Ocean Sands is proud to be one of Sligo’s most child friendly hotels. We aim to make each child’s stay with us unique and memorable and are delighted to offer a range of activities and features suitable for children of all ages. Pebbles Playroom is the hotel’s specially constructed indoor playroom which is available for use by guests all year round. We also offer a Kids Club with supervised sessions in the playroom during school holidays to help give busy parents a break.  Your little ones will love all the exciting activities Pebbles has to offer including the large climbing frame, and fun tube slide. We also offer occasional activities such as face painting and have a special children’s library on-site just for our smaller guests. Toddlers will delight in their very own designated play area while tweens and older children can enjoy indoor football, a games area with their very own pool table and a separate TV zone.

Family Rooms

We are delighted to provide guests with a great selection of comfortable family accommodation here at The Ocean Sands Hotel. Large family rooms are available in the main hotel, catering for up to two adults and three children. Travel-cots are also available for children under the age of three. Another great option for families is one of our bright and modern seaside apartments which come in two and three bedroomed options. Each apartment has everything a family might need during their stay in Enniscrone including a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, second bathroom and relaxing lounge area for chilling out or enjoying a family movie night.

More for Your Money

The ideal location for your next family holiday, The Ocean Sands Hotel is happy to offer guests a range of great value family packages all year round. You will find a selection of amazing family hotel offers and exclusive discounts on our booking page. Can’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Just get in touch with a member of our team at and they will advise you directly.