Doolin Pier
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00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
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The new Doolin pier provides safe travel options for ferry trips to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher. The old pier is now available for leisure activities.
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Cathe M
Niagara Falls, Canada138 contributions
Jul 2022
Went down to the pier to get a boat tour of the Cliffs of Moher, the views were spectacular. The boat ride was awesome and to see where they filmed lots of movies, like Game of Thrones. The boat crew were great.
Written 26 September 2022
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,237 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We visited on a day when a 40mph onshore wind was sending the waves crashing down on the rocky shoreline. Spectacular. The ferry tumbled about on the ferocious surf like a piece of driftwood. The rocks on the shoreline all have geometric shapes, rather like the Giants Causeway. A rock pool heaven.

Great place to visit and all for a €1 car park ticket.
Written 9 June 2022
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John C
466 contributions
May 2022
We took the ferry from the Doolin Pier to Inismor. It was an adventure due to the strong winds and heavy seas. But, we all returned successfully.
Written 1 June 2022
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Regina R
Pennsylvania112 contributions
Apr 2022
This is where the ferries dock and you can pay to take one out to the Cliffs which I hear is amazing but it was a really rainy day and sea was very rough so we opted just to stand on the rocks and take some photos.
Written 7 May 2022
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Rob G
Bellville, South Africa1,307 contributions
Apr 2022
Great views and exposure to nature. Nice to spend some time on the pier whether you plan to take one of the ferries or not. Can be very exposed to the elements.
Written 28 April 2022
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VandP
37 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Went went to Doolin to have look around but the town was way too busy absolutely no where to park. We went down to the pier to get a ferry to one if the islands but again no where to park. There is a big car park at the pier but it was so full and people everywhere, very busy. Now it was a bank holiday Saturday when we went but I still couldn't believe how busy it was.

It is very beautiful there. But I would recommend to go very early in order to get parking, especially if you plan on getting a ferry to the islands.
Written 1 August 2021
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VickiG316
Maynooth, Ireland57 contributions
Jul 2021
We walked from our b&b in town and easily accessed the beach and views from the pier. We even found a great cruise to view the cliffs while we were there!
Written 6 July 2021
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WhereToTry
Waterford, Ireland1,415 contributions
Sep 2020
Easy place to pass an hour or two just relaxing and watching the world go by.
People diving, surfing and swimming every day as well as the ferries and boats coming and going.
Written 21 September 2020
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MamDadandkids
Wexford, Ireland289 contributions
Aug 2020
Not many places you visit are better in bad weather, but being here in the middle of a gale and high seas made for a great visit. Definitely invigorating to be out in the force of nature.
Written 23 August 2020
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Marian M
60 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
The pier is very pretty and looks like a good place to swim. There is a nice walk along the sea to the right of the harbor but watch your step as it’s on a limestone pavement. The pavement is aesthetically appealing though.
Written 9 August 2020
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