Did you know that Enniscrone is one of the scenic stops along the world-famous Wild Atlantic Way? If you’ve never experienced the most notable natural beauty in Ireland, take a few weeks to travel around the West of Ireland, making sure your accommodation is as stunning as it’s surrounds.

What is the Wild Atlantic Way?

The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland's first long-distance touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork. It would take between three weeks to a month to drive the full length at a leisurely pace, stopping off to check out some of its unique and beautiful features and enjoying some Irish hospitality and charm along the way. You can join the loop wherever is convenient for you just ensure you take some time to enjoy the stunning Sligo coast portion of the trip. Here are some of the stops not to miss on your journey;

Downpatrick Head

Just a few Kilometres north of Ballycastle Village, County Mayo, lies Downpatrick head - one of the primary stops on your wild Atlantic adventure. Stretch your legs with a long coastal walk and breathe in some of the freshest sea air this side of the world. Named after the Patron Saint of Ireland, Downpatrick has many connections, not only to St. Patrick but it was used as a WW2 lookout and has a spectacular natural blowhole leading to the ocean below. Make sure to visit the remains of the church that St. Patrick himself founded here.

Mullaghmore Head

Slightly more northerly is Mullaghmore Head, a small fishing village with a lot of character. It should be on any traveller’s bucket list as it’s packed full of outdoor adventures and water sports. The beach stretches as far as the eye can see and is complemented by rolling green fields. The beach is an ideal spot for windsurfing, swimming, surfing and so much more. You can also venture out into the Atlantic for an excursion to Inishmurray Island or a sea angling trip. When you’re finished exploring the town, rush back to Eithna's By the Sea Restaurant for the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted.

Enniscrone

We may be biased but we reckon Enniscrone is the most scenic and beautiful part of the entire West coast of Ireland. There is so much to see and do here you could entertain yourself for a week without boredom! Resting on the shores of Killala Bay, Enniscrone has a five-kilometer-long golden sandy beach which is perfect for swimming and surfing. If you’re feeling romantic, you could take advantage of the local horse-riding school and watch the sunset on horseback. If you like a more low-impact sport, Enniscrone Golf Club is close by with some world-class views to enjoy while you practice your swing.

If you’re looking for the perfect accommodation to complement your perfect Irish trip, Ocean Sand hotel is a fantastic place to base yourself. After a long day of driving or exploring the area, enjoy sunset views over Enniscrone beach from the comfort of our fine-dining restaurant, Onyx Bistro. To make a reservation and to ensure you are getting the best available rate, contact our reservations team today.

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