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Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

Westport, Ireland
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Wild Atlantic Way

We were on a 3 day break & did Achill Island on the only sunny day we had! So glad we did! Majestic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul M
Guildford, United Kingdom
via mobile

Just go a drive it and you'll agree with me, in any weather it has its own different vibes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Westport, Ireland
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“achill island” (202 reviews)
“lovely drive” (30 reviews)
Westport, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a 3 day break & did Achill Island on the only sunny day we had! So glad we did! Majestic views & I have driven some amazing drives over the last few years...Strada Della Forra on Lake Garda in Italy & Gorges...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just go a drive it and you'll agree with me, in any weather it has its own different vibes, stunning views and great scenery and villages etc on the way.

Thank Thewest72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this drive out to the beach and made a whole day of it. The drive is just gorgeous, we stopped in several places to take pictures and explore. We brought a picnic lunch and went for a swim at the beach. Also, did...More

Thank Katie T
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Other then the lack of public toilets it's stunning. Well worth completing. Reminiscent of dingle Co kerry

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

A spectacular drive with astonishing views everywhere. The 3 beaches were breathtaking in different ways. Do not skip Keem. Every bit as fabulous as anywhere in Ireland.

Thank mark g
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I stayed on Achill island many years ago and returned in late October 2017 for nostalgic reasons, I spent around 2 hours on the island.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Stunning scenery. A real gem of a drive. One of the best holidays I've ever been on. World class views around every bend in the road. We expected it to take a couple of hours, ended up spending the whole day. Stopping at every beach...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I was in this area on business in October and went for a drive around Achill Island. The whole place is stunning and is a must go to if you are in this area.

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This has to be done, it is so beautiful. We went yesterday and even though the weather was grey and overcast, the views just take your breath away, if anything the weather just added to the drama. The drive to Keem bay up the steepest...More

Thank cathymurf
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The most scenic and breath taking views in Ireland. The ruggedness and spectacular scenery is out of this world !!

Thank decMayo
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18 October 2017|
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Response from Cary L | Reviewed this property |
The drive takes about an hour and a half. Realistically it will take longer because you are going to stop along the way to see different things and stop at the beaches. It is one of the most beautiful drives in Ireland... More
David M
30 August 2017|
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Response from Sar40th | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you drive to keem beach on achil. We nearly missed it but were recommended by a waitress. The drive to it is stunning. Remember that it will be dark about 6 so an early start is advisable. There are some nice cafes... More
Emily R
31 March 2017|
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Response from Blesjka | Reviewed this property |
Really depends on how many stops you make and the weather. We spent a full day there....I'd spend a day if you can. There is so much to see. We stopped at Minaun Hill (spectacular views and you can drive to the top!), the... More