10 Best Wild Atlantic Way beaches
The west's awake!
Published 15/04/2016 | 06:49
From hidden coves to epic strands, Ireland's west coast is crammed with super beaches. But which do you think are the best?
The Wild Atlantic Way was launched two years ago.
In the tome since, the 2,500km touring route has arguably become one of the most successful tourist propositions ever developed in this country - winning millions of euro worth of overseas exposure, and contributing in no small part to record overseas visitor numbers in Ireland last year.
Though the signposts are new, however, the seaboard is anything but.
The Atlantic Ocean has been thrashing against the west coast for millennia, smashing and sculpting it into one of most beautiful landscapes on Planet Earth.
One happy result is its unrivalled spread of beaches.
From epic strands to cliff-hidden coves, from brown-sugar sands to surfers' paradises, the Wild Atlantic Way has no shortage of those.
Here's our pick of the best. Let us know yours!