Galway-the penultimate stop on your Wild Atlantic Way Roadtrip
Wild Atlantic Way Hotel in Galway
Stretching Ireland's western seaboard, the Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal touring route in the world. It begins on the Inishowen Peninsula in Co. Donegal and goes through the counties Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick and Kerry, finishing in Kinsale, County Cork.
Galway-the penultimate stop on your Wild Atlantic Way road trip is the home of the Claddagh Ring and nestles where the Atlantic meets the Corrib river and really has it all. Great food, friendly people, great music and endless craic! Magical, mystical, majestic. The stunning Connemara region perches on the edge of western Europe. Endless mountain vistas, lake-studded boglands and miles of golden beaches washed clean by the mighty Atlantic make this a truly special part of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Some of our favourite Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points near the Connemara Coast Hotel include:
The seaside village of Salthill just outside Galway city is a lively place filled with eateries, bars and amusement arcades that skirts the north side of Galway Bay. Salthill Park is a lovely green space overlooking the famous Salthill Prom which snakes along the coastline where the locals walk or jog to kick the wall at Blackrock, home to the famous and iconic Blackrock Diving Tower. Along the Prom, is one of the famous Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point which is positioned right on what is known as Palmers Rock. These discovery points meander along the full 2500 km Wild Atlantic Way route, now famous the world over. Heading west, the next WAW Discovery Point is at Silverstrand, a lovely beach just off the road to Barna and Furbo. This beach actually protects a tidal lagoon behind it called Rusheen Bay which is home to a lot of flora and fauna and very close to lovely Barna Woods, a great place to bring the family and explore.
Continuing west again for about 6 minutes you will reach the Connemara Coast Hotel, your home from home in Galway. You and your family can enjoy a lovely, safe and fun environment where sea breezes can be enjoyed whilst playing tennis onsite and enjoying the kid’s playground along with our lovely walks along the shoreline where the kids can go beachcombing. Don’t forget to get the family selfie at the Connemara Coast Gazebo which is right on the shoreline!
Further west of the hotel, you will find the lovely beaches of Furbo and Spiddal and there is always great shopping at Standun and Spiddal Craft Fair, all just minutes away from the hotel. Beyond Spiddal, there is Tra Sailin and Tra Mor near Inverin. So much choice and only minutes away!
Stay with us here at the 4 star Connemara Coast Hotel when you are touring the Wild Atlantic Way and relax in our outdoor hot tub as you watch the colours of the sunset resting in the calm waters of Galway Bay. With the serenity of our location coupled with our spectacular views, coastal walks and rugged landscape we can guarantee you a getaway to remember.