One of the most spectacular ocean views I have ever seen are those of the Cliffs of Moher.
Located in the Burren region in County Clare, the impressive cliffs plummet into the frigid Atlantic ocean and stand high in the rainy mist (unless you arrive in clear, sunny weather. But, this IS Ireland, and if it doesn’t rain on you, then I just don’t want to hear it!)
The cliffs are not sturdy, and after a certain point, the barrier walls end; numerous suicides take place here and quite a few tourists have also fallen to an early death after slipping off the edge. With that said and safety precautions in measure, there is nothing more rewarding than walking up the pathway, on top of slippery grass-covered ledges and peaking over the edge yourself!
The entire walk is 8km long (yes my fellow American readers, I too had to Google how much that is… it’s 5 miles), and if you do attempt it, you should probably be dressed in waterproof gear seeing as the weather changes every 2 seconds.
I couldn’t suggest more to any and everyone I know or who loves traveling to put seeing these cliffs on the good ol’ bucket list if they already aren’t. I spent about an hour and a half there, which was perfect although I could have definitely stayed longer.
A HUGE thank you to Shamrocker Adventures for hosting my travels! All opinions, like always, are my own.