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Walks 4 - The Coastal Pathway

Walk 4 (printer-friendly version)

Start: On R238 at visitors' information sign in village opposite Londis supermarket. and head towards the beach, car park and playground.

Length: 9.5 km including the return journey (6 miles). It will take a couple of hours to complete the return journey.

Attractions: beautiful sandy coastal path carved out of the dunes, with the golf course on one side and the magnificent beach on the other. The coastal path is a traffic- free zone so only the crashing waves will disturb the pensive walker. Pause to examine the spectacular mounds of beach pebbles stacked between the path and the water.

Take a gentle stroll from the village towards the shore and there is a choice of beach walk or dune walk, depending on the tides. The coast walk is really Ballyliffin's answer to the traditional seaside promenade found in large tourist resorts. The path is undergoing improvements but all age groups will enjoy the spring of the sandy terrain.