With dramatic sea cliffs flanking the north side of the peninsula, and the softer shores of the Shannon estuary on the south side, it makes for two very different landscapes.
In 2010, the Loop Head peninsula was awarded a European Destinations of Excellence Award, which is an EU accolade for emerging tourism destinations which are developing in a responsible and sustainable manner. In 2013, Loop Head was named the “Best Place to Holiday in Ireland” by The Irish Times and was shortlisted in the Best Destination category at the World Responsible Tourism awards. The Loop Head Peninsula is the only Irish destination listed in the 2014 Global Sustainable Top 100 Destinations and in 2015 took the Gold medal at the Irish Responsible Tourism Awards.
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Did you know ... Irelands greatest river opens out to the Atlantic Ocean at Carrigaholt on the Loop Head Peninsula, County Clare, home to Europe's largest group of bottlenose dolphins.