Mullaghmore headland makes a great walk or drive whatever the weather. In fact, the sea crashing against the rocks on a stormy day or the light shining on Inishmurray Island on a cloudy day can make the views even more dramatic.
The road is perfect for driving or walking, but as both pedestrians and cars are about be sure to take care.
Start in Mullaghmore village and driving through the village past the beach and pier, keep going as the road follows the headland closely. There are plenty of lay-bys for cars to stop so there is no need to stop on the roadside. There is a seat and planted area at the top of the rise coming out of the village so you can take time for a rest if you are walking. (Don’t forget to say hello to the horses!)
As you come on around the stunning wild headline you will be treated to a wonderful view of Classiebawn Castle against Ben Bulben.
You can continue on back towards the main road or turn left after you see a cottage on the right, to climb the high road and see some more spectacular views over Mayo, Sligo and Donegal, before arriving back in the village of Mullaghmore.