Downpatrick Head

Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle: Address, Downpatrick Head Reviews: 5/5

Downpatrick Head
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Downpatrick Head is a place of spectacular scenic and geological importance. One of the noted locations on the West of Ireland's world renowned "Wild Atlantic Way". A tourist location not to be missed if you are in the area of north Mayo. The sea stack is one of the most photographed cliff areas in Ireland. A note of caution should be stated as the cliffs are extremely high with no barrier protection to preserve the natural views. View with extreme caution especially in windy conditions. Children should be held on to at all times. No dogs allowed. The site can be viewed during daylight hours.
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Marie C
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam8 contributions
Couples
We got it on a beautiful day so it was well worth a visit. Beautiful scenery, lots of photo ops. Parking was easy, teas and coffees available too.
Written 15 August 2022
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Natalie S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
Family
Well worth a visit. Spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. The sea stack is incredible.
The walk up isn’t too far and you can also view a blow hole.
Written 11 August 2022
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Мария
St. Petersburg, Russia34 contributions
Friends
We came at the late evening and there were no people at all. The place is beautiful and calm. Worth to visit if your are somewhere near this place.
Written 22 July 2022
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debbieBelfast
Belfast255 contributions
Couples
Very impressive bit of coastline but difficult to access along very narrow twisty roads. We came from Ballycastle direction and it was very difficult to pass a car coming in opposite direction. The rocks and blowhole are really interesting but the cliffs themselves are quite dangerous because there is undercutting of the cliff edges. We visited on a day with few cars and the very large car park was almost empty. We left and continued further along the wild Atlantic way in the opposite direction from Ballycastle. The road was even narrower and twistier than before and an even greater nightmare to drive along I should imagine at the height of the tourist season when you are likely to meet oncoming traffic. Most of this route is single lane and has nowhere to pass.
Written 26 June 2022
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Bernie S
Belfast, UK608 contributions
Couples
This spectacular headland is well worth a visit. As you get to the top there are fabulous views for miles around. There is a car park and then you walk through some farmland to get to the top and you can see the cliffs and the stone Eire 64 monument on the ground. There is also an impressive blow hole. The land when we visited yesterday was very soggy and slippery in places. Make sure you wear shoes suitable for walking on lumpy and wet ground. All in all the visit could be around an hour including stops for photos. I would caution about visiting with young children as there are steep cliffs all the way round with warning signs about the danger but no barriers. There are no toilets nearby so be prepared. Nearest seem to be in a coffee shop/restaurant in Ballycastle about 10-15 minutes drive away.
Written 25 May 2022
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Anita
Rathangan, Ireland5 contributions
Family
We visited here today, absolutely amazing place to visit, breathtaking scenery and overall experience of a lifetime with no fuss or frills attached, as in fee paying visitor centre. It was a very enjoyable walk to unbelievable views and historical site all free of charge. Very enjoyable for all ages to discover parts of Ireland we don’t hear about too often.
Written 13 April 2022
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Conni T
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Couples
It's best to wear shoes that you don't mind getting wet or muddy due to the soggy ground, make sure you wear a jacket, and be prepared for the wind--as well as the breathtaking view!
Written 1 April 2022
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Wandergram
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What a fabulous place to visit. From the stunning scenery scenery to the incredible grass mounds. A truly magical setting. Well worth a visit!
Written 26 March 2022
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Pat F
Indian Harbour Beach, FL14 contributions
Solo
Just a beautiful and spectacular location - amazing that there was a cliff diving competition there shortly before my visit. Worth seeing and exploring - will definitely go back.
Written 23 October 2021
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Erik K
Pittsburgh, PA657 contributions
Surprisingly crowded for a Tuesday morning in September, but it wasn't all that bad.
Parking was good and there were porta johns (which was an unexpected convenience).
People got a little too close to the cliff edge for my liking, but to each their own accordingly.
The views were stunning! I can't believe that Red Bull had cliff diving here earlier this year!
Written 10 October 2021
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