Wild Atlantic Way

50 Things: Sligo’s Wild Atlantic Way

Welcome to Sligo, located on the Surf Coast of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, a 1,500-mile touring route along the rugged western coastline. At Ocean Heights B&B we have created a list of the best 50 things to do on Sligo’s Wild Atlantic Way.

5 Landmarks to discover

5 Beaches to walk on

    1. CloonaghA lovely quite beach right on our doorstep and just a 2-minute walk away!
    2. Streedagh Stunning 3km stretch of strand and site of the famous Spanish Armada wrecks.
    3. LissadellPicturesque walk where you can enjoy gorgeous views of Benbulben mountain.
    4. RaghlyA remote stretch of strand and the ideal spot if you want to get away from it all.
    5. Mullaghmore 3km green flag family beach at Wild Atlantic Way Signature Point.

5 Historical sites to visit

5 Watersports to try

    1. SuppingStand Up Paddle Boarding classes are available with Sligo Bay Sup in Lissadell.
    2. SurfingClasses are provided in Strandhill and Bundoran; both good local spots.
    3. Kayaking Kayak tours of Glencar lake are available with Sligo Kayak Tours.
    4. CoasteeringAvailable in Mullaghmore and Bundoran with North West Coasteering.
    5. Scuba DivingScuba Diving is available in Mullaghmore with Offshore Watersports.

5 Activities to enjoy with friends and family

    1. FishingFishing trips depart from Mullaghmore with Offshore Watersports.
    2. Horse RidingBeach and Bog Trekking with Island View Stables in Cliffoney.
    3. CyclingBike hire with Wild Atlantic Way Cycling in Drumcliff.
    4. GolfingThere are several great golf courses in Sligo such as Rosses Point.
    5. Eagles FlyingEagle’s Flying show at Raptor Research Centre in Ballymote.

5 Ways to connect with the coast

    1. Star GazingOur coastal location is the perfect place for viewing the night sky.
    2. PhotographyThe rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way provides the perfect subject.
    3. Bird WatchingOur area is famous for barnacle geese and many other coastal species.
    4. Rockpool RamblesExplore the rockpools and identify seaweeds or simply skim stones.
    5. Seaweed BathsRelax and take a seaweed bath at Voya Seaweed Baths in Strandhill.

5 Pubs & Restaurants for a relaxing evening out

5 Places to shop

5 Festivals to Enjoy

5 Daytrips to take

    1. DonegalTake in Slieve League, Donegal Castle and Killybegs harbour on this scenic tour.
    2. Giant’s CausewayTake the Causeway Coastal Route to the dramatic Giant’s Causeway.
    3. FermanaghVisit Belleek China, the Marble Arch Caves and Florence Court Estate.
    4. South SligoArigina Mining Experience, Keash Caves and Michael Coleman Music Centre.
    5. Calvary Film TripFilming locations include Streedagh, Lissadell, Sligo and Easkey.

For more information about all of these great things and more to do along Sligo’s Wild Atlantic Way please visit the Explore section of our website.

Or if you would like to speak with us directly:

Telephone: +353 71 9124907 / Mobile: +353 87 649 1390

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