The Wild Atlantic Way is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs and buzzing towns and cities, of hidden beaches and epic bays. So whether you drive it from end-to-end, or dip into it as the mood strikes, it’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Here in the North West we can experience some of its best features.
Rocky. Remote. Romantic. Beneath skies streaked with Northern Lights, follow the curve of the coast from this island’s northernmost point at Malin Head, past lonely Fanad Head Lighthouse to the sweeping Slieve League cliffs.
The Surf Coast:
The jagged stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way, leading from Donegal Town through Sligo to far-flung Erris in Mayo, is renowned for its surf and attracts some of the world’s top waveriders. But that’s only the beginning.
There’s a cultural richness along the Surf Coast too, from the Neolithic Céide Fields to a lively festival scene and, of course, the legacy of poet WB Yeats, who immortalised the landscapes of his childhood in some of his best known works – including the Lake Isle of Inishfree.
When you have finished your journey relax in one of the many restaurants serving the best in local produce and the bars where the locals will be happy to entertain you with genuine North West hospitality.