As an Island nation we are spoiled for choice when it comes to dramatic coastal views and inviting beaches to explore. Full of hidden coves, sand dunes and tempting waves, the walking routes that soak up some of the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland provide the ideal outdoor escape.
Meet Dolphins on the Dingle Way
Walking the Dingle Way you will be passing by some of Ireland’s most treasured landscapes. The dramatic and varied scenery is a walk through the unspoilt parts of Ireland. Recently rewarded as the best beach in Ireland by TripAdvisor it is easy to see how the crashing waves surrounded by undulating hills is so loved. At your final stop on this fun-filled coastal hike you may meet with the famous Dolphin named Fungi who has been a resident of Dingle for many years now.
Dive into nature along the Burren Way
Hike along the Karst Burren Landscape in Co.Clare. The beautiful Burren Way allows you to escape any buzzing city life. If you are in the mood for a peaceful trail full of nature then this is the perfect route for you. Along the way you will find yourself walking alongside some of Ireland’s most remote countryside, with views as far as the eye can see. Top beaches to explore include Lahinch beach, Fanore with it’s many sand-dunes and Blackhead Beach.
Enjoy the clear water of Allihies Beach
Colourful villages and plenty of fresh seafood are two wonderful features of the remote Beara Way walking route. This week long trail offers many opportunities to stop and enjoy a seaside sunset. When you reach Castletownbere pay a visit to Allihies Beach. The perfect picnic stop this is the ideal spot to rest your feet and soak up the sun and the views of Dursey Island in the distance.
If you are finishing your walking holiday in the capital then Dublin has two wonderful day walks for you to enjoy. Head out to Bray and walk the short 10km trail as far as Greystones or the Howth ‘Bog of Frogs’ short walk will leave you with long lasting memories of your trip to the Emerald Isle.
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