Go along Ireland’s Westcoast
Northern Headlands – Journeys begin
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.
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
This part of the Wild Atlantic Way is a paradise for sportsman and lover of beautiful wild nature.
The Bay Coast
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.
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
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.
The Haven Coast
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.