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Loop Head, County Clare

(4.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Explore the great outdoors and snap photos at , one of Ireland's most famous peninsulas. With near-island status, this narrow strip of land is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Shannon Estuary on the other. Hike around the impressive cliffs, watch for birds and seals amidst the wild landscape, and visit the 19th-century lighthouse. Though limited in number, the area's pubs and restaurants come well recommended; several serve local seafood. Put Loop Head on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kilbaha trip generator.
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  • It's beautiful under the sun but generates a long detour on bumpy roads. I strongly recommend to focus on other parts of Wild Atlantic way  more »
  • One of my favorite places in Ireland. Beautiful ballad to do around the lighthouse, magnificent points of view and the cliffs at the height of Cliff of Moher, tourists and less!
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  • I don't what it is about lighthouses but their is such a peaceful beauty about them. You like to see them operating and the history is incredible. Loop Head light house is no exception. It is now full...  more »
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  • A fantastic location for walking and photography.
  • Walk along the cliffs. Don't fall off. Stunning views.
  • Great bit of history and knowledge of a well maintained running light house
  • Very special place where nature can express all its power, through wind and sea. I didn't get to visit the lighthouse because of himself is not particularly interesting. But Loop Head should be visited!
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  • A place magical, fantastic, must see, wild nature. I absolutely recommend visiting this point and other areas of the environment.
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