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. We pick 3 coastal hikes in Ireland that will take your breath away.
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.
The magnificent walking trail begins in Cushendall and finishes in Portstewart. Along the way hikeres will visit the iconic Giant’s Causeway with its unique rock formation. The path also features the beautiful Moyle Way, and the Glens of Antrim.
This walking tour takes you on a journey through mysterious and mythical glens, lush forests and along one of the most alluring coastlines in Ireland. The scenic beauty and the diversity of landscape make the Antrim coast an ideal area to discover on foot. Fans of the TV series Game of Thrones will recognise some of the show’s filming locations.
To learn more about the top coastal hikes in Ireland please contact one of our Travel Specialists.