What, may I ask, is the least bit stupid about wanting to see a sunset over the water?? Sure isn't that just pure tonic for your soul :) Ok, we may be slightly biased, but it's still true!
There are so many amazing places along our west coast, it's hard to choose the best one. Of course, I am going to tell you that you have to come to Doolin, to the Cliffs of Moher and to the Aran Islands, but I promise, you will not be disappointed. By August, the evenings are still long, so sunsets will be somewhere around 9pm. 3 suggestions for a spectacular sunset:
1. Aran Islands
Stay overnight on one of the islands - we sail to all 3 daily from Doolin and you can take an extended return and come back the next day or any day for that matter. (This image of Dun Aonghasa appeared on Facebook: Aran Island Horse Riding
)2. Doonagore Castle
Take an evening Cliffs of Moher Cruise
, settle in to your accommodation in Doolin and then take a drive up to Doonagore Castle, which overlooks the bay and on out to the Aran Islands
Another choice is to take a stroll back down to Doolin pier, and just take in the beautiful sunset before heading off to one of our amazing Irish traditional pubs for a night of musical entertainment. 3. From the top of the Cliffs of Moher
The centre stays open until 9pm and the crowds will have thinned out by then ( this picture was taken by Cormac McGinley, a marine biologist who offers guided walks to the cliffs
So, Lynn, I hope I have persuaded you to consider us as a sunset-worthy destination :) I sincerely hope this trip to Ireland is your first of many and that you have a fantastic visit.
All the best,