Mizen Head beats tourist popular Cliffs of Moher every time !
The spectacular beauty of Mizen head rivals that of the Cliffs of Moher. Her swirling tides, high cliffs, and dramatic splendor not seen anywhere else in Ireland make her totally unique. No contest in my opinion. I’ve been to both Mizen Head and Cliffs of Moher but if I had to make a choice between the two destinations I’d pick Mizen Head every time. In fact I plan to go back.
.The Mizen Ring and its various strands make Mizen Head an area to explore. There is so much to see here! It will literally blow you away! Speaking of blowing you away, be careful of your hat on the Mizen Head bridge.
Experience geology of the coastline, breath taking flora and sea birds you’ll not find anywhere else in Ireland.
Its easy to take one whole day just exploring the peninsular with its crashing waves and the fantastic Mizen Head bridge that is so effortless to walk.You’ll feel like you are walking on air.
Everywhere around you is sea, sky and surf. On a sunny day, you won’t want to leave but bring a coat for the winds can be quite brisk.
Some highlights of your Mizen Head tour are an award winning maritime museum perched precariously on the side of the cliff, an altar dolmen, Crookhaven Harbor, a quarry that provided metal for the roads of Wales until 1945, several beaches, and much more.
If you don’t have a lunch don’t despair
. The Mizen Head Visitor Center has sandwiches and soup.
Picnic tables are right outside the door and toilets are appreciated after the long winding road drive. This is a great travel destination.
The bridge, which is easy walking will lead you to the museum. Admission is affordable at only 6 Euro for adults and children under 5 free.
Mizen Head is the most South-Westerly point in Ireland.
Close to Mizen Head, a visit to Toormore will take you through some Irish history. An Altar Church built during the famine as relief word and a wedge tomb from the bronze age are interesting finds. A restaurant is there as well.
There is more information on Elena Clancy’s travel blog R U In Ireland? Check her out for specifics on Mizen Head and other Irish destinations.
What was your favorite travel destination in Ireland or where would you like to travel?