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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  • Amazing views of the island on this trail, well worth doing if going to climb croagh Patrick or in the area of Westport. Beautiful views on the cliffs and plenty of sheep!  more »
  • A must do, just pack a lunch as shops are few and far between and are not open all year round. Oh and if you are there in the dark remember to look up!  more »
  • It is well worth taking the longer coastal route from Mulrany to Achill Sound. A pleasant restaurant in Keel was ideal for lunch.  more »

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