Great Coastal Drives

Ring of Kerry

Soaring cliffs, golden beaches, seafood fresh from the ocean... are you ready to get off the beaten track and explore Ireland's spectacular coastal drives?

Picture this: you’re driving along a coastline sculpted by time and crashing waves. Every turn of the road brings another breathtaking scene – a ruined castle that appears ready to topple right off the Causeway Coastal Route, an ancient lighthouse that has kept generations of sailors safe in Ireland's Ancient East, sea cliffs that soar high above the waters of the Wild Atlantic Way. But the best part is this – you have all the time in the world to park your car and just go exploring.

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Take your time

That’s what a road trip means in Ireland. It’s not about the drive, it’s about what happens when you stop. It’s about the people you meet along the way and the stories they’ll share. And the places you'll stumble across that you'll never find in a guide book. The taste of fish and chips eaten right on the pier and the ever-present smell of the ocean. Following Ireland’s great coastal drives is an experience to be savoured. Are you ready to get started?

Explore Ireland's great coastal drives
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Ireland's Ancient East: a coastal odyssey
Take a drive along the coast of Ireland's Ancient East and discover tales from the past, unspoiled coastal towns and unforgettable scenery.
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