The vast, undulating Clew Bay area takes in rugged and romantic Clare Island to the west and bustling Westport to the east. To the north, there’s the Wild Nephin national park and mountain range, while stately and spiritual Croagh Patrick stands on the bay’s south.
Nestled in between, towards the bay’s eastern side, are hundreds of enchanting islands. Made up of ancient sunken drumlins, this stunning sea- and landscape was carved out during the Ice Age by melting glaciers. A dramatic snapshot of natural history that set the hearts of geography buffs and photographers aflutter.
Take your time to ramble the region by foot, take to the roads for a scenic spin or to take to the sea for a taste of island life. Whatever way you decide to explore, you’ll find what you’re looking for – whether it’s breathtaking vistas, cultural hotspots, adrenaline rushes, wildlife experiences or delicious seafood plucked straight out of the bay’s crystal waters.