Atlantic Drive, Achill Island

4.9
#1 of 24 in Things to do in Achill Island
Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Atlantic Drive
Considered one of the most scenic drives along the coastline, Atlantic Drive provides stunning vistas of remote Irish regions. Achill Island and the Currane Peninsula are beloved for their rugged, natural beauty. Begin your 19 km (12 mi) journey, via car or bike, at Achill Sound and travel along the Atlantic Ocean. You'll see several archeological sites and the islands of Clare and Achill Beg along this stretch of road. As you continue, you'll pass charming villages and enjoy sweeping views of the landscape. If you plan on cycling, keep in mind that he route has very challenging hills. See Atlantic Drive and all Achill Island has to offer by arranging your trip with our Achill Island trip planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Atlantic Drive reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
1,313 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful even though it was raining and very windy. Well worth a drive, Achill island is a wonderful place. Will definitely go back during better weather 
    Beautiful even though it was raining and very windy. Well worth a drive, Achill island is a wonderful place. Will definitely go back during better weather  more »
  • beautiful scenery in west of ireland. windy the day we were out some good photograpstaken on the day. 
    beautiful scenery in west of ireland. windy the day we were out some good photograpstaken on the day.  more »

Plan your trip to Achill Island

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.