Beaches along the Wild Atlantic Way

The world’s longest defined coastal touring route, the Wild Atlantic Way stretches for over 2,500km along the west coast of Ireland. A must-see for those planning on taking a trip to Ireland, this route takes in the unspoiled and rugged western coastline of Ireland.

Set to become one of Ireland’s most awe inspiring coastal routes, it stretches from the north west coast of the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to the most southerly coast of Kinsale in County Cork. Ideally explored whilst on a self drive tour of Ireland, the many hidden gems and unspoilt scenery to enjoy¬†along this route will guarantee an exciting¬†Ireland vacation.

Some of our top picks for fantastic coastal beaches along this 2,500km route are as follows;

Coomeenole, Co. Kerry. Recognised as the beach used in the film Ryan's Daughter (1970) this beach sits at the top of Slea Head, County Kerry overlooking the blasket Islands.

Coomeenole, Co. Kerry. Recognised as the beach used in the film Ryan’s Daughter (1970) this beach sits at the top of Slea Head, County Kerry overlooking the blasket Islands.

Keem Bay, Achill Island: the breathtaking beauty on this five star beach has inspired artists like Paul Henry and Graham Greene to the area.

Barley Cove, Co. Cork: Set near the southwesternmost tip of Ireland, Barleycove is one of the most remote Blue Flag beaches in the country. A perfect stop on your way to or from Mizen Head.

Barley Cove, Co. Cork: Set near the southwesternmost tip of Ireland, Barleycove is one of the most remote Blue Flag beaches in the country. A perfect stop on your way to or from Mizen Head.

Silver Strand, Co. Donegal:  Located on the Slieve League Peninsula near Glencolmcille. Snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing are all gorgeous here.

Silver Strand, Co. Donegal: Located on the Slieve League Peninsula near Glencolmcille. Snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing are all gorgeous here.

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