Take back all the times you’ve said “awesome.” This is TRULY awesome: the incredibly steep cliffs that soar to 702 feet along five miles of Western Island’s coast. Experiencing the Cliffs of Moher, as one pilgrim says, is like “standing on the edge of the world.”
Think Grand Canyon, and then ramp it up even more heart-stopping notches. The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland’s County Clare are as much a water phenomenon as a land one. The waves that smash into the cliffs are scarily magnificent—just ask the big-wave surfers who dare to confront them.
It’s hard to get more breathtaking than these Cliffs. Harry Potter, who’s haunted them on occasion, might well agree
Fun factoid: So many seabirds nest here—between 30,000 and 40,000—that they have their own festival.