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. See Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and all Westport has to offer by arranging your trip with our Westport trip planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    Full tour of Achill Island with two young children, the drive was a little long but the end result was breathtaking, amazing scenery and Keem Bay is not to be missed!  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Drove along the coast road from Achill Sound to Keem Bay on a glorious day. The road clings to the side of the cliff, and the views are breathtaking. There are a couple of excellent vantage points whe...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    For a stunning view if the weather is clear, you can drive to the top of the hill with the radio masts on it. It's worth it.  more »

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Many tourists visit Westport for the nightlife or to use it as a base for travel around County Mayo. Though you will most likely spend your time at cafes, pubs, or touring the surrounding countryside, reserve a spot to stay in town in the convenient, historical Quay district. Here you'll find a range of hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts. If traveling on a budget, look outside the city center for lodging options. Those wanting a more luxurious vacation spot should check out one of the city's many scenic spa destinations.
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