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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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  • August 15, 2017
    We went to the Grotto on the coast along what was really worth the effort! However we met few people during the tour and at the cave we were surprised how many people are there bustled. The Grotto is a Wasergrotte, a cave that was created by the tide and is a really impressive place you have to see! I would recommend a walk to the Grotto and not the usual tourist trap.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Highly recommended. Fantastic blue clear water. Stunning!?. Who needs the Caribbean? Go to the Grotto instead. Trust me you will enjoy it. I did and you will too.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This was extremely impressive. We weren't sure what to expect really and it blew us away. Literally we were drawn into the water and didn't care about the temperature, we had to get in! Luckily, it wa...  more »

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Where to stay in Tobermory

You can stay in the town center for convenience, but you might find the constant coming and going of cruise ships irritating. For something more relaxing, look for a guesthouse or bed and breakfast at the northern tip of the peninsula, next to Fathom Five National Marine Park. Reserving in advance is essential between May and September, as tourists flock to Tobermory to make the most of the warmer weather.
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