How to get the most out of your visit to the Cliffs of Moher
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.
Bring your camera
This one is obvious, but someone will forget. The Cliffs of Moher
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.
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!
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.
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.
Be prepared for all weather
The Cliffs of Moher
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.
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.