Ireland has approximately 3170km (1970 miles) of coastline with a big difference between the westerly shores exposed to the force of the Atlantic Ocean and the more sheltered east coast. Ireland has a wide variety of beaches from the city beaches of Dublin, to small coves around West Cork.

Achill Island lies off the coast of County Mayo and is Ireland's largest island. It is a popular tourist destination for surfing and contains Blue Flag beaches and Croaghaun one of the worlds highest sea cliffs.

Ireland is separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea and the North Channel, which has a width of 23km (14 miles) at its narrowest point.

There are three World Heritage Sites on the island: the Brú na Bóinne, Skellig Michael and the Giant's Causeway.

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Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:

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    Christ Church Cathedral

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    Dunbrody Abbey

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    Elly Bay Beach

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    Inchydoney Beach

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    Silver Strand Beach

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    Old Head Beach

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    Fanore Beach

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    Clare Museum

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    Duncannon Fort

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    Ballymoney Beach

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    Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas

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    Cork Custom House

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