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The Wild Atlantic Way | North West Adventure

If you choose to start exploring the Wild Atlantic Way from the North, we recommend losing yourself in the wilds of Donegal. This breath-taking county promises wild landscapes blanketed in bog and heather, isolated white sandy beaches and a roughly hewn coastline. Very few tourists actually venture this far North, about 4 hours drive from Shannon or Dublin airport, so you will have places like Glenveagh and the Poisoned Glen not to mention the roads and some of Ireland’s best beaches more or less to yourself.

County Donegal's Natural Attractions

An ideal place for bathing and walking, Narin/Portnoo Beach is located approximately 2km from the village of Portnoo. With almost 2km of fine, white sand and safe water, the beach is backed by an extensive and majestic sand dune system with a well-defined primary dune ridge. You can’t go to Donegal without visiting the magnificent cliffs of Sliabh Liag. Rising almost 2000 ft / 598 m from the Atlantic, it’s one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe and twice as high as the cliffs of Moher! Standing at the viewing point on Sliabh Liag, you have an amazing sea vista and landscape open before you. From here you can see across Donegal Bay to counties Letrim, Sligo and Mayo, out to the west is the Atlantic ocean as far as the eye can see.

Seaside Towns

One of Donegal’s most popular destinations is also its most southerly town – Bundoran.  Bundoran nestles just 14km from the border of Northern Ireland and has been a tourist destination for over 200 years! The healing power of the wild Atlantic Ocean on Bundoran’s doorstep was just one of the many draws for visitors as were the natural sea stacks known as the Fairy Bridges complete with their own “wishing chair”! For the sea adventure lovers, Buncrana really can’t be missed.  Sea kayaking, surf kayaking, sailing, stand-up paddling and gorge walking are just some of the activities that await you. County Donegal boasts many of the Wild Atlantic Way’s jewels so we’ll be coming back in a few weeks to tell you about the rest.

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014 by Claire Regan | with 0 comments

Tags: Wild Atlantic Way, Wild Atlantic Way Donegal

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