Horn Head Sea Safari

Horn Head Sheltering Sheephave Bay from the Atlantic Ocean is the finest headland on the Irish coastline and The Wild Atlantic Way. An Irish Natural Heritage Area with Sea cliffs of shear rock rise to 620 feet from the sea. There is also the Marble March, a wonderful example of sea-carved rock. An area of archeological fascination and has many remains of Neolithic stone circles, court tombs, passage tombs and prehistoric field boundaries. Horn Head cliffs are the habitate of an internationally recognised colony for breeding seabirds. It has Ireland’s largest mainland seabird breeding colony. There are gilllemots, gannets, puffins, shelldrakes, stormy petrels, speckled diver, choughs. Those interested in plant life will also find specimens of wild orchid and some sub-artic plants.

Horn Head has remains of two lookout towers, one from Napoleonic times and one from World War II. From the summit of the cliffs one has a spectacular view of Inishboffin Island and Bloody Foreland to the west, Melmore and Malin Head to the east, and on the landward side a range of Mountains from Muckish to Errigal. On a clear day it is possible to catch a glimpse of Islay on the West of Scotland and the Paps of Jura.

Kayaking Out From Portna Blagh Pier to Horn Head, Checking out the Many Caves Cliffs and the Elephant Rock, Seal Colony and the Bird Colonies. Kayak Safari is 10km Distance 5hours Duration. Light Snack and Fluids are Recomended, Water Proof Camera is Recomeneded.

Tour is Sea and Weather Dependent, Safety of the Group Must come first. Booking is Essential, Contact Hugh 0862250599