What distance is the Wild Atlantic Way?

The Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland is 1600 miles or 2600 km in length. The route is one of the longest defined coastal routes on the planet. The Wild Atlantic Way is a rough, beautiful and winding path from the Inishowen Peninsula in the north of the country, all the way down to the town of Kinsale, County Cork.

From start to finish, you can take in the raw beauty of Ireland and the the power of the ocean. The Atlantic ocean has left its mark on the the west coast of Ireland and shaped the stunning countryside and villages nestled along the coast. The coast itself has been continually moulded, and features towering cliffs, breathtaking beaches, islands and bays.

Behind every twist and turn are pieces of history, from monuments and castles to wild natural landscapes.

Why not check out our guide to some of the best itineraries for driving the Wild Atlantic Way?



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