Explore the Spectacular Coasts of the Emerald Isle

Emerald IsleIn Ireland, you’re in luck because you can’t go wrong when it comes to choosing a coastal drive itinerary. Every turn reveals dramatic natural beauty steeped in culture and history, with stops to enjoy hearty food, traditional music, and friendly people along the way.

Experience the untamed west coast of Ireland on a journey you’ll never want to end.

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Enjoy breathtaking views of the sea as you navigate past old churches and forts, craggy mountains, fords, and boglands. Venture into the welcoming towns and villages to browse the wares at the colorful shops, relax at cozy pubs and cafés, and enjoy casual chats with the witty Irish locals. Don’t miss the northern lights along the Donegal coastline, whale-watching in Cork, and the picturesque waterfront town of Kinsale, a popular culinary hot spot.

Discover Northern Ireland on one of the world’s best road trips.

The Causeway Coastal Route stretches 120 miles from Belfast to Derry/Londonderry and takes you through the storied Giant’s Causeway geological formation, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

It’s epic Ireland: windswept landscapes and green countryside dotted with sheep, cottages, castles, and ruins. Stop at the vibrant fishing villages for fresh-caught seafood and spend time with the people, always ready to offer directions or share a good story. Don’t miss iconic places, such as the walled city of Derry, Old Bushmills Distillery, and the Titanic Belfast Visitor Experience. If you dare to cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, suspended 80 feet above the sea, you’ll be rewarded with an exhilarating view and a salty tale of your own to tell.