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Loop Head Peninsula in Co. Clare – Kilkee (Ireland)

Loop Head Peninsula in Co. Clare – Kilkee

Impressive cliffThe Loop Head peninsula in County Clare on the dramatic west coast of Ireland is famous for its impressive cliffs that dive dramatically into the sea, the incredible diversity of marine and bird life and the relaxing spas and beach resorts that date from the Victorian era. The best way to discover the area is either by foot, hiking along winding sea-side trails, by bicycle or by boat. The Loop Head peninsula retains its beauty and isolation while still being in a position to offer visitors a professional and unique experience of an Ireland that is forgotten by many mainstream tourist destinations.

The uniqueness of Loop Head Peninsula in Co. Clare – Kilkee:

Cliffs near Loop Head Peninsula in Co. Clare – Kilkee

This area is unique because it retains all its character and charm, and is populated by people who are genuinely interested in meeting visitors and showing them how to make the most of their stay on the peninsula. As a destination it is already famous with geologists and birdwatchers. The stunning sea cliffs of the peninsula are one of the few places in the world where geologists can study by sea and land the 340 million year old carboniferous sedimentary basin.

Before leaving, don’t forget to...

  • Visit the West Clare Currach Club, which revives the lost art of building and racing traditional fishing vessels
  • Take a boat trip on the Shannon to see bottlenose dolphins
  • Visit Kilkee beach for all water sports from surfing, wind surfing kayaking to yachting and diving.
Last update: 01/07/2011 | Top