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Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk
Doolin, Co. Clare
Embrace some of Ireland’s most outstanding coastal landscapes in breathtaking County Clare. This 20km cliff-edge trail spoils walkers with unrivalled views of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands, Doolin and the roaring Atlantic.

The Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk connects lively Liscannor and Doolin, via the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre. A linear route, it takes 4.5 hours to complete.

With an exposed cliff-top path, this strenuous walk requires a high level of fitness and challenges walkers with narrow, steep ascents and descents, flagstone steps, farm tracks, local and regional road.

There is a risk of landslides and walkers are asked to stay on the paved site, avoiding the coastal path. Areas of risk can change over time so they may not always be signposted.

This salt-aired trail starts/ends from the villages of Liscannor and Doolin, before moving onto protected paths at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre. It then steps up a gear, as the trail becomes more isolated and demanding, with no barriers, handrails or seaward fencing.

Ideal for the seasoned walker, the Atlantic seascapes and the incredible cliffs soon reward your efforts. Afterwards, rest and relax in one of the nearby welcoming cafés.

Trail details
Linear trail
Strenuous trail
Estimated time
4 hours 30 minutes
Why we like it
  • Take your pick of this trail’s endless views. From the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, to Liscannor and Hags Head in the south and on to Doolin further north.
Tips from locals

Watch out for a wave much sought-after by surfers known as Aileen’s. It crashes against the base of Aill na Searrach (Foals’ Leap), the first headland of the Cliffs of Moher - creating world-class swells that can reach 30 feet.

Free to visit
Contact details
Doolin Village,Doolin,Co Clare
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