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The Grotto, Tobermory

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Gaze upon the turquoise waters of The Grotto, a secluded sea cave carved out of the rocky cliffs over thousands of years. A short hike is required to reach the grotto--those with a fear of heights should take caution, as you'll need to climb down a 12 m (40 ft) natural rock chimney to access it. From above, enjoy the views of the rocky cliffs and the ocean beyond, while sunlight from outside reveals a brilliant underwater tunnel. You can snorkel in the pristine setting, and use the opportunity to capture some brilliant photographs. The Grotto is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Tobermory Edition.
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  • The hiking trails are very well maintained, as is the entire park, it seems. Bathrooms are available at the start and end of the trail. It's a bit difficult to climb the rocks, but totally worth it. T...  more »
  • I have always wanted to go here, a friend and I drove 3 hrs if not more to go here, we set out for the 12pm time to go in the park as to be turned away, she said come back at 5pm so we went and seen o...  more »
  • Spent a lovely afternoon at the Grotto. It's beauty is stunning. It's a bit of a hike back to this area but oh so worth it. The caves, rock formation and gorgeous cold but blue waters are magnificent....  more »