Cliffs of Moher is among the best destinations in all of Ireland. This incredible scenic coastal walk has become one of the must-see spots in Ireland and is very famous among tourists. This place is worth the hype. It’s located on the west coast of Ireland in County Clare, UNESCO recognizes these rocky area cliffs with karst limestone hills of the Burren as Global Geopark.
We believe the Cliffs of Moher and the coastal region that surrounds them is the reason to travel to Ireland. Okay, the Guinness might also be one reason to visit Ireland LOL!!
These beautiful looking sea cliffs rise 700 feet above the sea level and run for 14 kilometers. Cliffs of Moher attract more than 1 million visitors every year. Additionally, the drive to reach Cliffs of Moher is incredible. The Zigzag road along the Atlantic coast, passing through the traditional Irish villages and towns that are hundreds of years old.
Things to know before you travel to Cliffs of Moher
- Cliffs of Moher are situated on the west coast of Ireland; the closest villages are Liscannor, Lahinch, and Doolin in County Clare.
- Most visitors will visit the cliff as a day trip from Galway. You can also stay in a hotel there, and we’ll recommend it if you have a vehicle.
- We also recommend renting a car and driving to the sea cliffs. The journey is just so incredible as the sea cliffs! And don’t forget to visit Dunguaire Castle.
- If you don’t have a car, there are many organized tours that you can join. You can also take the public bus. There is a direct bus between Galway Bus station and Cliffs of Moher than runs many times every day.
- Operational hours: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (During peak season).
- Try to avoid visiting at the busiest time of the day, between 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Peak months are from June, July, and August.
- Be ready for bad weather. In Ireland, it rains all the time, so don’t forget your rain jackets. It’s also windy up there, so sweaters are highly recommended.
- If you’re traveling with children, and you have a stroller, bring it with you. It’s quite a big area, and it’s hilly, so your young children will get tired. Most of the road is stroller friendly. However, few sections are not. Don’t forget to bring a blanket for the stroller and plenty of snacks. There is also a gift shop and cafeteria on the top.
- The price of admission is 6 Euros for one adult. It’s free for children under 16 and parking is included in ticket cost.
- The higher point at the Cliffs of Moher is O’Brien’s Tower. The tower was constructed back in 1835 as an observation tower for visitors. You can go to the rooftop for a fee of 2 Euros per adult and 1 Euro per child.