Dream Destinations: Wild Atlantic Way

The rugged coast of Ireland is crying out to be explored

By Chris Littley

Caravan and motorhome lovers keen to break out of lockdown and start making the most of the summer weather should look no further than Ireland if they’re hankering to get back on the open road.

We appreciate the difficulties many are facing at present given the ever-changing impact of coronavirus on people’s travel plans. As a result, planning a getaway to Ireland could be the perfect choice for anyone who doesn’t fancy two weeks of quarantine when they get home.

The Wild Atlantic Way could therefore be a great way to get back into the swing of caravanning this summer, safe in the knowledge that your life won’t be put on hold when you return.

It’s a fantastic experience for anyone with an eye for nature, offering an amazing array of experiences for the bold at heart. Spanning both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in equal measure, the route covers an impressive 2,500 km of coastal road.

Park up at some of the most beautiful destinations along the Irish coast and take in the rugged surroundings that offer an array of attractions for visitors to explore.

In the north, travellers can experience the beauty of the Northern Headlands, the Surf Coast and the Bay Coast. You can see some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs, at Sliabh Liag (Slieve League), through to the red-gold beach of Strandhil and ideal surfing at Streedagh.

Heading further south, visitors can explore the Cliff Coast, the Southern Peninsulas and the Haven Coast. There’s plenty to do and see here too, such as clifftop walks, island-hopping, enjoying a drink in traditional local pubs and even puffin watching.

All in all, the Wild Atlantic Way offers spectacular scenery at this time of year, meaning while overseas getaways might need to be put on the backburner for now, there’s still plenty of options available for nature lovers closer to home.