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The Wild Atlantic Way Hotels

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Out on the very edge of Europe, the Wild Atlantic Way stretches for 2,500 km (1,500 miles) along Ireland’s Western seaboard.The Wild Atlantic Way is a world-famous coastal route that spans seven of Ireland's counties, taking in some breathtakingly scenery along the way.From Malin Head in Donegal to Galway, Kerry and Mizen Head in Cork, the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way will stun your senses and reinvigorate your soul.

Map of the Wild Atlantic Way with different parts and SELECT Hotels
Each part of the Wild Atlantic Way is in a different way stunning. This map shows the Wild Atlantic Way with his coasts and the locations of the SELECT Hotels.

Go along Ireland’s Westcoast


Northern Headlands – Journeys begin


Start your trip from the Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa in the northern part of Ireland.The northernmost point of Ireland mainland is Malin head - a wild cleft coast.
At the Gap of Mamore the street trails up to 240 meter high along the pass. With a down-grade of 30% is this the way to an adventure.

At the border of the Knockalla Mountains you can enjoy a fantastic view over Lough Swilly and the Ballymastocker Bay. There are three golden beaches, which became once the name of second beautiful beaches of the world. At Fanad Head, the northernmost point of the peninsula, you can find above the Atlantic, one of the finest lighthouses of Ireland. 

Lighthouse at Fanad Head

At the Atlantic Drive at the Rosguill Peninsula you can observe the interaction of the elements.
Horn Head is the wildest and the most dramatic peninsula at the Northern Headlands – it is a must place to see.After Bunbeg the way twists along uncountable moor and lakes. In front of the coast were islands to where you can walk during low tide. 

The Surf Coast

At Ireland’s Surf Coast between Donegal Town and the county Mayo you can find wild waves, green forests and proud land tongues.
This part of the Wild Atlantic Way is a paradise for sportsman and lover of beautiful wild nature. 

Twin Trees Hotel at daytime
 
Enjoy the Surf Coast while you can stay at the Twin Trees Hotel.
 

The Bay Coast


The Wild Atlantic Way skims south from Erris to Connemara. Here you can explore some impressive bays.
 
Achill Island, cliffs and Atlantic waves
Achill Island

The largest of these – Clew Bay – is said to have 365 islets and islands, one for every day of the year.You can also find a lot of history and culture here, for example the elegant Georgian Westport House or the castle of the queen of pirates Grace O’Malley at Clare Island.

The Bay Coast is a salty fresh-air playground, a lot of sportsman having fun in this area of the Wild Atlantic Way. People come to kayak, kiteboard, paraglide, swim and dive. Riders can trek the Great Western Greenway – one of the world’s most scenic cycle ways. Walkers can climb the sacred Croagh Patrick Mountain and Twelve Bens range.


 SELECT Hotels at the Bay Coast of the Wild Atlantic Way

Take your time at this part of the Wild Atlantic Way. You can stop at one of the SELECT Hotels to explore more of this area.

The Cliff Coast

At Ireland’s Cliff Coast you can do stunning clifftop walks, where you can see rainbows in the Atlantic spray. Observe a lot of different species of birds, like colonies of puffins. The most touristic attraction for all these things are the Cliffs of Moher. But be aware of the strong atlantics wind on top of the Cliffs!

Enjoy the strange looking landscapes, rare plants and countless birds around the Cliff of Moher – one of the most famous cliffs at the Cliff Coast.
 
Cliffs of Moher


Southern Peninsulas

South West Ireland has five big peninsulas: Dingle, Iveragh, Beara, Sheep’s Head and Mizen. Behind every curve you will have beautiful views over the Atlantic, the hills and landscape. Go on a boat at the Dingle bay and visit Fungie, also known as the Dingle Dolphin that lives here since 1983. If you have more time you can do a tour around the Ring of Kerry, which goes along the coast, but you will also explore Ireland’s inland with waterfalls and stunning views over landscapes and Mountains.  

Dingle Bay on daytime with boats and hills in the background
 
The Dingle Skellig Hotel is a good opportunity to stay longer at the Dingle Bay.
 


The Haven Coast


Bird eye view on the Trident Hotel in Kinsale

At the end of the Wild Atlantic Way, you can relax in the small town Kinsale at the Trident Hotel.

The Haven Coast stretch on to Cork. Here you can explore, except from fantastic nature, the history of the small, old fishing villages and towns along you way, beaches and safe harbours. You can learning to sail, kayaking or enjoying a pint while you watching the fishing boats or seagulls at the havens. One of the oldest towns here is Kinsale, which is a town that will inspire you with excellent food, art and festivals. Forward this coast lays the wreck of the Lusitania, which sunk 1915.

No matter, which part of the Wild Atlantic Way you will discover. All of these shown the interaction of wild elements, the beauty of the unique nature and the life of the Irish people.

 

 

 

 

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