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Cliffs of Moher

Velvety green fields drop away into sheer ocean cliffs amid the intriguing ecology and geology of Ireland’s most visited natural attraction.

Watch the wild surf crashing against Ireland’s iconic Atlantic coastline at the Cliffs of Moher, a dramatic sandstone bluff in County Clare. Enjoy breathtaking views across the coast from O’Brien’s Tower near the cliffs’ highest point or head to the subtly designed visitor center to learn about the region’s history. Walk along the cliff tops, try bird watching, join a scenic boat cruise or watch the notorious surf break known as Aileens.

Stroll along the network of trails that follow the curving hills and the cliff tops. As you approach the cliff edge, you’ll see the surrounding patchwork of grassy fields abruptly dropping into the sea. Feel the sea breeze and listen to the churning waves before you reach the dizzying brink of the Cliffs of Moher.

From the main viewing platform, enjoy clear views of the south cliffs and the craggy bluff of Hag’s Head. Wander to the north platform and you’ll have reached the highest point of the cliffs, Knockardakin. Reaching 700 feet (214 meters), this is also the site of historic O’Brien’s Tower. The tower, built in 1835, is an excellent vantage point for looking out to the An Branán Mór Sea Stack, where guillemots and razorbills make their nests. On a clear day, you can spot the Aran Islands and stunning views of Galway Bay.

At the south platform, spy colonies of puffins and other seabirds on Goat Island. Continue strolling to reach Hag’s Head, about 3 miles (6 kilometers) from the visitor center.

Stop at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience to learn more about the area’s geology, history, ecology and wildlife. Check out the Atlantic Edge exhibit or enjoy a cup of tea at the Cliffs View Café on the second floor.

The Cliffs of Moher are on Ireland’s western coast near Liscannor village. Limerick and Galway are both a 90-minute drive from the cliffs. Shannon Airport is a 1-hour drive away. Pay a small fee to enter the visitor center, which has an on-site parking lot.


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Lodging Near Cliffs of Moher

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Cliffs of Moher Hotel

Cliffs of Moher Hotel

Main Street, Liscannor
4.3
of 5, from 33 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lahinch Beach, Lahinch Golf Club, and Lahinch Seaworld. Lahinch Surf School is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

Liscannor Harbour Hotel

Liscannor Harbour Hotel

Main Street, Liscannor
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lahinch Beach, Lahinch Golf Club, and Lahinch Seaworld. Lahinch Surf School is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

Doolin Holiday Homes

Doolin Holiday Homes

Doolin, Doolin
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Doolin, this cottage is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Doolin Cave and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cliffs of Moher and Mountain View Horse Riding Centre. Lahinch Golf Club and Lahinch Seaworld are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Doonmacfelim House

Doonmacfelim House

Fisher Street,NA, Doolin
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Doolin, this bed & breakfast is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Doolin Cave and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cliffs of Moher and Mountain View Horse Riding Centre. Lahinch Beach and Lahinch Golf Club are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$86
Cois na hAbhann B&B

Cois na hAbhann B&B

Doolin, Doolin
4.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this country house is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Doolin Cave and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cliffs of Moher and Mountain View Horse Riding Centre. Lahinch Beach and Kilfenora Burren Centre are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$178
Hotel Doolin

Hotel Doolin

Fitzcross, Doolin
4.7
of 5, from 22 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Doolin, this family-friendly hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Doolin Cave, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mountain View Horse Riding Centre and Cliffs of Moher. Lahinch Seaworld and Lahinch Surf School are also within 9 mi (15 km).

O'connors Guesthouse

O'connors Guesthouse

Doolin Village,, Doolin
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Doolin, this guesthouse is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Doolin Cave and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cliffs of Moher and Mountain View Horse Riding Centre. Lahinch Beach and Kilfenora Burren Centre are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$97
Doolin View Bed & Breakfast

Doolin View Bed & Breakfast

Teergoneen, Doolin
4.9
of 5, from 17 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Doolin, this bed & breakfast is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Doolin Cave and within 9 mi (15 km) of Cliffs of Moher and Mountain View Horse Riding Centre. Lahinch Beach and Kilfenora Burren Centre are also within 9 mi (15 km).