Loop Head is a slender finger of land pointing out to sea from the most westerly point of County Clare, on Ireland's Atlantic coast.
Loop Head Drive
The famous Loop Head Drive will take you to numerous scenic outlooks as well as to cliff angling spots. A variety of rare birds, dolphins, whales and seals appear regularly on and around Loop Head Peninsula.
Loop Head Lighthouse
Loop Head Lighthouse is perched right at the end of Loop Head Peninsula in stunning West Clare.
Uncover the fascinating history of Loop Head lighthouse with interactive exhibits in the Lightkeeper’s Cottage, or take a guided tour up the lighthouse tower and onto the balcony. Weather permitting, you’ll enjoy fantastic views south as far as the Blasket Islands and north to the Twelve Pins in Connemara, along the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s also the perfect place to spot whales, dolphins and seals from, while the rock ledges and caves of the dramatic cliffs are home to many (noisy) seabirds.
Loop Head was the winner of the European Destination of Excellence 2010 and also the Irish Times Winner of the Best Place to Holiday in Ireland in 2013. It won this award for its beauty untouched, amazing activities and Eco friendly tourist area.
Loop Head was one of a handful of places along the Wild Atlantic Way used to film Star Wars: The Last Jedi
From birdwatchers and legendary lovers to Star Wars film crews, no one can resist one of the Wild Atlantic Way's most dramatic headlands. A definite on the 'To Do' list while staying here at Lahinch Coast Hotel.