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Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

Westport, Ireland
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Breathtaking Views

We stayed on Achill and the first thing we did was the Atlantic Drive. We had done this drive... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2016
Spectacular views

We stumbled upon Achill Island on a drizzly day. One of the most beautiful places I have ever... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2016
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“achill island” (201 reviews)
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Westport, Ireland
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

We stayed on Achill and the first thing we did was the Atlantic Drive. We had done this drive years ago and I knew it was something we wanted to repeat. The views on the drive are the most spectacular you will encounter on Achill....More

Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon Achill Island on a drizzly day. One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. There is a beach at the end of the drive that had a few families enjoying the waves in the rain.

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Wow !!! Loved it last year love it even more this . The views the tranquillity the harsh but beguiling landscape this is one beautiful part of the world. Unspoilt beauty wherever you look. From the beaches to the scenery this place will never get...More

Thank leeds2765
Reviewed October 28, 2016

A former student visited Achill Island In July and encouraged me to make it part of our trip in September. I am so glad we did. We visited on a bright day and found it hard to make a single step forward without snapping more...More

Thank FineMind
Reviewed October 27, 2016

This place is full of ozone and character. The cliffs, beaches and views are remarkable. If you are in Mayo, just visit Achill it is a must!

Thank seanog_1
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Nice visit. Glad we did it. The town was quiet given the time of year. I suspect Summer would be better for a visit.

Thank Frances M
Reviewed October 23, 2016

The drive around some parts of the island feels very remote, even though you’re never too far from civilisation. Expect to make frequent stops for the many viewpoints and points of interest – Kildavnet Castle, a ruined church, a winch used in salvaging a Greek...More

Thank L3K
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Took a tour out of Westport to this beautiful area. The views were spectacular and lucky for us weather was perfect.

Thank Janeen P
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous scenery reminiscent of north west Scotland with sweeping bays, lowering mountains and Atlantic rollers.

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Thank Stewart A
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Spectacular place to visit on the wild Atlanticway incredible vista's be sure to go to Keem strand well worth a visit nice loop walks on route some of them quite strenuous. But vista's well worth the effort do go .

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October 18, 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
August 30, 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
March 31, 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