Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, Westport

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Considered one of the most scenic drives along the coastline, Atlantic Drive on Achill Island provides stunning vistas of remote Irish regions. Achill Island and the Currane Peninsula are beloved for their rugged, natural beauty. Begin your 19 km (12 mi) journey, via car or bike, at Achill Sound and travel along the Atlantic Ocean. You'll see several archeological sites and the islands of Clare and Achill Beg along this stretch of road. As you continue, you'll pass charming villages and enjoy sweeping views of the landscape. If you plan on cycling, keep in mind that he route has very challenging hills. Make Atlantic Drive on Achill Island part of your personalized Westport itinerary using our Westport vacation trip planner.
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  • Drove from Westport to Achill island. Did not know where it was taking us as we just entered Achill island on google maps. It took us to top of a mountain, which has beautiful views. It's extremely wi...  more »
  • Atlantic Drive is a must see in Mayo. Gorgeous views to appreciate regardless of the weather. Keel beach is located at the end of the drive and is arguably the nicest beach in Ireland.  more »
  • Wonderful drive, out of this world scenery and beautiful sandy secluded beaches. The weather added to our trip but it was a dream location anyway  more »