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Top 5 Coastal Walks in Ireland

Thousands of kilometres of breath-taking coastline surround the island of Ireland, so it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of unbelievable coastal walks to go along with it.
Unique cliffs, secret coves and stunning greenery are just waiting to be seen and we’re here to point you in the right direction.
Here are our top 5 coastal walks in Ireland:

Cliff walk in Ardmore, Co. Waterford

Picture cliff-top paths, beautiful seascapes and one of a kind views. This unique 4km cliff walk in Ardmore, Co. Waterford is simply smothered in Irish heritage.

Soak up the sites from Ardmore head, see the historic shipwreck known as the Sampson and pass the coastal guard station which dates back to the Civil War.

Bray Head Loop, Co. Kerry

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Take a spectacular walk through both mountain and coastal landscapes on the 4.5km Bray Head Loop cliff walk in Co. Kerry.

Bray Head is an extraordinary discovery point along the Wild Atlantic Way and one of the most ideal ways to view Skellig Islands in all their glory. Take in the panoramic views of both Horse and Long Island and be sure to keep your eye out for any whales in the water below!

Inchydoney Beach, Clonakility, Co. Cork

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The vibrant sea-side town of Clonakility, Co. Cork is home to the stunning Inchydoney Beach.

Journey a short few miles from Clonakility town and witness sand and dunes as far as the eye can see. If you’re looking to catch some waves during your adventure – this beach is renowned for its excellent surf conditions.

Erris Head, Belmulle, Co. Mayo

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Get your walking shoes on and discover one of the most authentic, heritage destinations on this list: Erris Head. The area of Erris is both untouched and unique, the Irish language is still practiced there.

Discover open terrain, quaint wooden footbridges, and an old earth bank. Immerse yourself in the beautiful views of the Danish Cellar and Portacoy bay on this 5km coastal gem.

Cliff Walk to Giants Causeway, Co. Antrim

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The cliff walk to Giants Causeway is a 3km cliff walk with a giant reputation.

Expose yourself to the elements of the Wild Atlantic Way when you arrive at the ‘Windy Gap’ and continue to the UNESCO World Heritage site: Giants Causeway. Experience what only can be described as an epic sight – thousands of basalt columns and pillars meeting the Atlantic Ocean.

According to ancient legend the Giant’s causeway was created by Irish warrior giant – Finn mac Cumhaill, in order to avoid getting his feet wet whilst he travelled between Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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