Doolin Hostel is the closest Hostel to use as your base while you go explore The Cliffs of Moher which are a Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point and one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience is located almost midway along the spectacular cliffs that stretch 8km (5miles) and reach 214m (702 feet) at their highest point. The Cliffs of Moher Experience has an environmentally friendly visitor centre set into the hillside, O’Brien’s Tower – a 19th century viewing tower, and 800 metres of protected cliff side pathways, viewing areas and steps.
Special Protected Area
The Cliffs of Moher are a Special Protected Area due to the presence bird species such as Chough, Fulmar, Kittiwake, Guillemot Razorbill and Puffin. The site is also of conservation interest as a breeding site for over 30,000 pairs of seabirds. From April to July, during the nesting season it is possible to view over 20 species of birds in the area. The cliffs staff are committed to environmental conservation and education.
The Visitor Centre
The Visitor Centre has an interpretive centre exploring the themes Ocean, Rock, Nature and Man. ‘A Postcard from the Edge’ allows you to chose a backdrop and make a video that can be emailed straight to friends and family from the media wall. The facility also has a coffee shop and café and Gift shops.
A guided tour will help you learn more about the Cliffs of Moher, most suitable for smaller groups who have a special interest in nature, geology, history, geography and tourism.
The Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk
Doolin Hostel is located at the start of the 20 km Cliffs of Moher Coastal Trail. part of the trail that can be accessed from our doorstep with the other side from Liscannor 20km or Hags Head 12km. Doolin to the Cliffs will take approximately 2.5 hours (8 km). You will see amazing views of the Cliffs, the Aran Islands, Kerry mountains, Galway Bay, O’Briens Tower and the thousands of seabirds that nest and feed around the cliffs. Walkers should come prepared with sensible walking shoes or hiking boots, water and a rain jacket. It is not advisable to walk in windy or poor weather conditions.
We recommend you take a guided walk with Pat Sweeney, local historian and farmer who will regale you with fascinating stories and secrets of the cliffs as you walk.