A Clare Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point

Loop Head

Loop Head is located the western tip of County Clare, a narrow peninsula of land pointing out to sea. This finger of land would be an island if it were not for a mile of land connecting it to the rest of county Clare. The coastline of Loop Head Peninsula boasts some of the most dramatic cliffs and spectacular views to be found. This is walking country. There are many excellent prescribed routes to take including The Loop Head Heritage Trail. You may be rewarded with a sighting of bottlenose dolphins, basking sharks, seals, whales and a great range of sea birds.

In 2010, Loop Head became a European Destination of Excellence in aquatic tourism. You can climb to the top of Loop Head Lighthouse for wonderful views from County Kerry to the Cliffs of Moher.

Loop Head is a Signature Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way.