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Best time of day to visit Cliffs of Moher

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Best time of day to visit Cliffs of Moher

Hello...I know there a lot of factors in this answer, but - generally speaking - what is the best time of day to visit the Cliffs of Moher? We will be there in late August/beginning of September. And we will have our own car and would like to avoid (if possible) the bulk of tour bus traffic. Thanks!

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1. Re: Best time of day to visit Cliffs of Moher

The cliffs of Moher with the sun setting over the Atlantic......magnificent!!!!

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2. Re: Best time of day to visit Cliffs of Moher

The peak time for tour buses at the Cliffs is 11am to 3pm. Unfortunately you'll be there too late in the season to see very many seabirds so in that case I would suggest coming after 4pm. The visitor centre remains open to 9pm in August and to 7pm (weekdays) & 7.30pm weekends in Sept. Sunset on 1st Sept is roughly 8.30pm so later in the day is definitely a good time. However if you want to walk a section of the trail don't leave it too late. People often underestimate the distance from the centre to Hags Head (5km each way). Don't run out of light whatever you do.

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3. Re: Best time of day to visit Cliffs of Moher

You might consider Pat Sweeney's walk from Doolin to the Cliff of Moher. My daughter and I were lucky enough to have done it with the very engaging Pat and, I think, it is a very special experience. http://www.doolincliffwalk.com/ is the website. It was 5 Euros apiece for a 3 hour walk. Unbelievable!

Have a great trip,


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