View the Cliffs

The Cliffs of Moher has three primary viewing platforms.

The Cliffs of Moher

The Main Platform:

From the main platform you are able to see the south cliffs and towards Hag’s Head.

The North Platform:

The North platform is located at the highest point of the Cliffs, Knockardakin at 214m or 700 feet above sea level. It is also the location of the Tower viewpoint, O’Brien’s Tower, built by Cornelius O’Brien. From here you can see An Branán Mór Sea Stack, home of the guillemots and razorbills. You can also see the surfing wave ‘Aileen’s’, Aill Na Searrach, to the right when it is up and running. On a clear day you can see across to the Aran Islands: Inis Oírr, Inis Méain and Inis Mór and to the left views of the beautiful Galway Bay. Also from this platform you have a fantastic view of the South Cliffs that stretch for 8km. You can walk to Doolin, approximately 5km, from this point along the Coastal Walk.

The South Platform:

The South Platform is a perfect viewpoint of the Puffin colony, the puffins make their home on Goat Island, a grassy island when you look down and to the right. You can also see many other seabirds and also have fabulous views of the sea stack below O’Briens Tower. From this point you can see the Cliffs as they continue on towards Hags Head. You may continue your walk to Hags Head it is approximately 4km each way with breathtaking views of the Cliffs. The first floor of the Visitors Centre houses the Cliffs View Cafe, providing fabulous views of the Cliffs from the windows looking out of the hillside.