9 Tips for getting the best experience at the Cliffs of Moher

How to get the most out of your visit to the Cliffs of Moher 



  1. Wear the right shoes

    The Cliffs of Moher are a hike, and your sandals might not be the shoe for the job. The Cliffs are steep, rocky, and (like most of Ireland) wet. Opt for a pair of tennis shoes or hiking boots and you’ll be able to explore these gorgeous cliffs with ease and fall free. 

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    Bring your camera

    This one is obvious, but someone will forget. The Cliffs of Moher

    are a breathtaking sight that you want to remember. So pack your inner photographer and the every camera you own. If your camera is your phone, charge it! If you are a solo traveler, invest in a selfie stick so you can get these once in a life time photos.

  2. Take your time

    It’s not a race to the top. If you rush, you’ll miss all the great views along the way. The views of the Cliffs change constantly as you ascend, so you see something new every time you turn around. Take a pit stop and watch the waves hit the Cliffs for a few minutes, it’s 100% worth the time.

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    Go up both sides of the Cliffs

    When you park below the Cliffs, there are two paths; one goes left and one goes right. Do yourself a favor and hike both trails. As mentioned earlier, the views change constantly, and they’re each more stunning then the last. If you only go up one side, you’re missing half of the Cliffs!

  3. Book a boat tour around the Cliffs

    If you want a whole new perspective on the Cliffs of Moher, a boat tour is the way to go. Seeing the Cliffs from below is experience in it’s own league. It is the best way to appreciate how massive and majestic they are. You might even forget to take those all important photos because you’ll be too busy staring.Extreme Ireland Day Tours

    Use the restroom at the bottom

    Another obvious tip, but seriously, don’t be “that” person. You know, the person who has to pee half way up and forces the whole family to go all the way back down. This goes for the guys too! Using the restroom on the Cliffs is severely frowned upon. So be prepared and go before you start hiking.

  4. Be prepared for all weather

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    checks the local weather in the morning and then ignore it immediately. Rain and fog roll in out of no-where on some days, and on others, the sun is blindingly bright. So bring your poncho (the wind will murder your umbrella) and pack your sunglasses and hat right along with it. Don’t let the weather ruin your trip!
  5. Bring a water bottle

    Bring some water, Coke, or Gatorade, or whatever; you will be thirsty. Climbing the Cliffs will easily full-fill your daily exercise goals, so be smart and stay hydrated . Believe it or not, Ireland gets pretty warm on some days, and you won’t enjoy the Cliffs of Moher if you’re dying of thirst. A bonus of bringing your own water is saving money on the expensive water sold in the visitors center.

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  6. Don’t micromanage your visit

    The Cliffs of Moher isn’t Disney. Don’t to plan every second of your visit. Your’e there to take in a wonder of nature, not to go to the gift shop at exactly 3:30. You will enjoy the trip far more if you aren’t laser focused on keeping to your schedule there. Just relax and take in the wild Atlantic air.

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