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The drive from Dublin to County Mayo unspools on a maze of country roads traversing low-slung hills, hummocks, and small towns where the pub still seems a main staple of life. So it is a soaring moment when I come to the western margin of Ireland and find myself at the barren doorstep of the Atlantic’s green rush of swells and surf.

In ancient times, Ireland’s dramatic western seacoast was thought to be the edge of the world. Now a 1,500-mile touring route, the Wild Atlantic Way, connects more than 150 “discovery points” worth experiencing along the way. Here are some of the most stunning spots—-from Malin Head in the north to Mizen Head in the south–paired with nearby out-of-the-car adventures so you can experience Ireland’s wild seascapes on your own terms.