When land meets sea and nature and beauty collide, the result is a varied and majestic coastline unique to the western seaboard of Ireland; the home of the Wild Atlantic Way. Full of sweeping sandy beaches, sheer cliffs, ancient forts and rocky outcrops, the Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal touring route in the world and stretches 2,500km over 7 counties from Co. Donegal at its most northerly point, to Co. Cork as its southern point. The well-signed, easy-to-navigate touring route includes 188 Discovery Points, where visitors can stop and learn more about the must-sees and hidden local gems like Derriglimagh in Connemara Co. Galway and its transatlantic connection or Co. Kerry’s otherworldly Skellig Islands.
At 2,500km there is a lot to discover, whether exploring it from end-to-end, or dip into it as the mood strikes. The route has been zoned into a number of specific areas to allow visitors to explore more from majestic headlands of sheer granite cliffs pounded by invigorating surf, to island escapes and idyllic peninsulas boasting a UNESCO World Heritage Site – discover the unique regions of the Wild Atlantic Way. Culture, creativity, music, epic adventures and unforgettable, sometimes life–changing, experiences await you. Start your journey now. And it’s enveloped by the famed Irish welcome, discover a unique destination that leaves visitors renewed, uplifted and refreshed.