Wild Atlantic Way

At RentACottage, we LOVE the Wild Atlantic Way. Why? Simply the variety of adventure, beauty and local life.

From the sights, tastes – and craic – of traditional music destination Doolin to idyllic small towns like Kenmare, and MUCH more besides, you’ll be sure to find a slice of Irish life to suit your tastes!


A Timeless Way of Life

The Wild Atlantic Way itself is a stunning 2,600km route taking in the far North-West corner of Ireland to County Cork in the south, with winding journey through the sights and locations of the coast along the way.

The untamed open seas, which have lashed against the coast of the Wild Atlantic Way through history, have formed a rugged and constantly-changing terrain with breathtaking views and countless options for walks, drives, adventure sports and much more.

The areas along the Wild Atlantic Way have maintained much of a timeless way of Irish life, which is why you’ll find beautifully preserved villages and the best of traditional music. Not to mention pockets of places where you may have a chance to hear the Irish language used as a part of daily life.


The ‘Perfect Road Trip’

Described by London’s Telegraph newspaper as “the perfect road trip”, in 2017 the route wowed the Telegraph thanks to having “every coastal feature you could imagine” close to hand: “…lofty cliffs alive with seabirds, great sweeps of golden sand, lushly green peninsulas, rocky islands sprinkled across a shining sea and deep bays protected by silent mountains”.

The route offers a gourmet menu of choices for those who enjoy sport and savouring the outdoors on their break: hiking, golf, horse-riding, surfing and much more.

The route – recognized as the longest defined coastal route in the world – offers so much choice we’d hate to have to choose… there are around 1,000 attractions and 2,500 activities!

Browse our essential things to do guide and our inside look at the best of the local areas to find your Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy!