Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, Westport

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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  • I almost overlooked Achill Island however I'm so glad I didn't. The roads are not well signposted in English however if you have a map you will be fine. I particularly enjoyed the south west corner.....  more »
  • I love Achill Island and visit it at least twice a year. There is a lovely drive from Mulranny along by the coast with views of Clare Island & lots of sheep on the road. Keem beach is worth a visit...  more »

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