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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  • This is a fantastic trip whatever the time of year. With different flora & fauna to be seen all year round. Nothing to detract from nature .  more »
  • This was a great activity for a cold, very windy, rainy day that was rather unsuitable for other outdoor activities. This would also be a good activity for visitors with limited mobility. The island i...  more »
  • Intended to cycle as purpose built bike lanes but very gusty so walked instead. Really enjoyed it and views across Mulranny Bay and Achill sound are stunning. Great pitstop at the Achill sound Hotel a...  more »