Day One. A few hours walking on Claggan Island near Belmullet is an escape to a magical world of tranquility and wonderful coastal scenery on the Wild Atlantic coast of Co Mayo. The rugged wild windy coast of North Mayo is remote, unspoilt and beautiful with a loop drive from Ballina or further along the north-west coast to the Mullet Peninsula or south-west towards Achill. It joins the ranks of other great coastal roads like Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail, Big Sur, Maui’s Kaekili Highway, and South Africa’s Garden Route.. Drive down narrow one-lane roads to see secret beaches, towering cliffs, ancient stone architecture and more. Discover Co Mayo . Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way takes on the status of one of the longest coastal drives in the world at 1,600 miles. Journey along the Bay Coast with stunning cliff views, an island adventure and a fearsome pirate encounter. Map of the 543km coastal drive of the Wild Atlantic Way in Co. Mayo Whether you intend on visiting the county for the first time, returning to Mayo to rediscover a favorite holiday destination or are back home to visit family or friends, you are always welcome to Mayo, the heartbeat of the Wild Atlantic Way. This is a journey of discovery, to hidden places and secret worlds where enchantment awaits. Wild Atlantic Way Map. The Wild Atlantic Way is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs, buzzing towns, hidden beaches and epic bays. The Wild Atlantic Way (Irish: Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin) is a tourism trail on the west coast, and on parts of the north and south coasts, of Ireland.The 2,500 km (1,553 mile) driving route passes through nine counties and three provinces, stretching from County Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula in Ulster to Kinsale, County Cork, in Munster, on the Celtic Sea coast. 4 Achill Island . Claggan Island near Belmullet in Co Mayo is one of the Mayo Discovery Points on the Wild Atlantic Way. Mayo the heartbeat of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way Cead Mile Fáilte! View Map. Photo: Anthony Hickey Claggan Island (Oileán… Right at the heart of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Mayo embraces the Atlantic Ocean with many of the county’s unforgettable landmarks dotted along its coastline –spiritual Croagh Patrick, sumptuous Clew Bay and Achill’s majestic cliffs. This is Mayo North on the Wild Atlantic Way, nestled in the North West of Ireland. Map. If you’re not cycling to Achill Island, simply drive over the bridge – no boat needed to get to Ireland’s largest island.Starting at Achill Sound, the 40km Atlantic Drive is the ideal way to explore the island, as it guides you through small villages, around cork-screw bends, past epic seascapes – each one more impressive than the last. Wild Atlantic Way. Best Beaches Mayo – the Wild Atlantic Way Best Beaches Mayo – Wild Atlantic Way. Explore our trip idea on the map. F rom the wind-whipped tip of Malin Head to the safe haven of Kinsale Harbour, wrap yourself in the wilderness of the west coast of Ireland on the world's longest defined coastal touring route.. But, the Wild Atlantic Way is more often discussed as six regions, based on the scenery of each section: Northern Headlands (County Donegal) the Surf Coast (Counties Donegal and Sligo) the Bay Coast (Counties Galway and Mayo) the Cliff Coast (Counties Galway, Clare and Kerry) Southern Peninsulas (Counties Kerry and Cork)