The beautiful Cliffs of Moher are popularly known as one of the most spectacular coastal areas in all of Europe. It is here that the emerald, rolling landscape of southwestern Ireland ends in a sheer drop of 650 feet into the Atlantic Ocean.
There is almost nine miles of stunning scenery full of beautiful wildflowers and blowing grasses to stroll. On a clear day, the Galway Bay and Aran Islands can be viewed in the distance.
A popular cinematic backdrop, this rugged rock wall is massive and curves naturally around the wild ocean waves as if to embrace the dancing whitecaps below. Dolphins, whales, and seals are often spotted in the ocean below. Plus, seabirds fill the air. Hiking the ancient rocks with the sound of the sea birds and the gentle breeze blowing in the air makes for a perfect day in Ireland.
The Beautiful Cliffs of Moher
In fact, this amazing area is protected by both, Irish and EU legislation. Over 30,000 seabirds call the cliffs home including Guillemot, Razorbills, Fulmar, Peregrine Falcon, Kittiwake, the endangered Choughs, and the beautiful Puffins.
Consequently, birdwatchers come from all over the world to visit during April when the flocks of Puffins arrive. You can viewed thousands of them from the cliff-side pathways. It truly is a wonderful experience.
However, it is not just nature lovers that admire the cliffs. Hailed worldwide for its dramatic beauty, it has been shown in many movies and music videos. These include Harry Potter, The Half- Blood Prince, The Princess Bride, Into the West, and The Mackintosh Man.
Since this natural wonder is so stunning, a million people visit it each year.
Tip: Be sure to bring binoculars to enjoy it completely.
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