Ireland’s most famous and main viewing point on the Wild Atlantic Way is the Cliffs of Moher. A part of The Burren Geopark, these majestic cliffs stand 214 metres above sea level with views up and down the Atlantic coastline from Connemara and Galway to Loop Head and on to Kerry.
Cliffs of Moher Walking Trail
There is a coastal walking trail from Doolin along the cliffs and onwards to Hag’s Head. It is 8 km from Doolin to the Visitor Centre and 5 km from there to Hag’s Head. It is an excellent way to discover the rugged coastline.
There are also daily guided walks from Fisher Street to the Cliffs with local man Pat Sweeney, on which you can hear more of the history and folklore of the area. Apart from that the best time to visit the Cliffs of Moher is at sunrise or sunset where the views are magical and it’s just you and the birds.
The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center is an interpretive center built into a hillside with audio visual exhibits featuring the ocean, rock, nature and man. There is a gift shop, cafes, pathways and viewing platforms on site. Don’t forget to visit O’Brien’s Tower which is an observation tower and marks the highest point of the Cliffs.
Cliffs of Moher Cruise
An alternative way to witness the majestic beauty of these famous Cliffs is to take a cruise from Doolin Pier which takes you along the base of the Cliffs as they tower above you. See the many sea birds that call the Cliffs their home. There are two ferry companies who operate from Doolin Pier : Doolin2Aran Ferries & Doolin Ferry Company.