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Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

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Address: Westport, Ireland
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Fantastic Natural Beauty

The drive around Achill is one of the nicest coastal drives I have ever been on. The sea was calm, yet the big breakers were very impressive. Keel beach was lovely to walk on.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive around Achill is one of the nicest coastal drives I have ever been on. The sea was calm, yet the big breakers were very impressive. Keel beach was lovely to walk on.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So taken by the experience we returned the following day to absorb the wonders of nature. The cliff face sweeping seaward was breathtaking the changing colour of the sea, beautiful little beaches ,the roaming sheep taking exception to our presence in their habitat all added to the visit.

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Westport, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views of Achill, from the Bridge to Keem! Drive along a mountain road, inches away from brightly colored sheep.

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Bettystown, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

take the coastal road from Westport to Achill island and you will not be disappointed. Absolutely breath-taking views.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Great views along some great roads . Really enjoyed the wild and windswept beaches. We were blessed with great weather for December

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I have been fortunate enough to drive much of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, and Achill Island is right up there with the Dingle Peninsula & Connemara for scenic driving.

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Ashton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Highly recommend the Wild Atlantic Way and Achill Island. Very scenic and well worth the drive. The signage was a bit confusing, but it just meant that we got to see some of the sights twice!

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

During a recent visit to Westport in November, the day was sunny although a little chilly and we decided to drive along the Wild Atlantic Way to Achill Island. The scenery both on the way to Achill and on the island was stunning. Unfortunately, when we arrived on the island, the hotel was closed - I think it closed for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Fabulous scenery beautiful views of the wild Atlantic sea spectacular views rugged and unusual coastline very calming experience good for the soul of

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Greatly enjoyed this drive which has great views of the sea and good beaches. A range of worthwhile cafes and restaurants/ bars make sure you won't go hungry. But the crowning glory is the scenery. I strongly recommend you avoid the crowds and thus means going out of season and risking the possibility of bad weather. We were lucky in... More 

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