For a place that doesn’t see a huge amount of sunshine, Ireland still impresses with its glorious sunsets. The clearer skies, plus Ireland’s positioning in the northern hemisphere, are likely to be reasons for this. When travelling across Ireland, make sure to make the most of the emerald isle’s great sunset spots with our list below of some of the best ones.

Banna Strand, County Kerry


A much-photographed beach in Ireland, Banna Strand is a special spot to watch the sun go down. It’s a popular surfing destination, and you can watch surfers ride the waves whilst the sun begins to set behind them. Banna Strand is tucked away within Tralee Bay and is an area you will not want to leave!

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Portstewart Strand, County Derry


Located along the popular north coast, Portstewart Strand gives way to stunning sunsets after a sunny day. Pitch a spot along the beach’s golden sands or, better still, snuggle in for dinner at Harry’s Shack, a hip beach shack restaurant serving up daily fish specials and with excellent views out over the Strand. Alternatively, take a pew at the seating areas situated along the town’s cliff walk. Read our guide to Portstewart for more details on the popular town.

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Doolin Point, County Clare


Another surfing destination, Doolin Point will allow you to leave all your worries behind. Doolin Village is a sweet traditional Irish village filled with colourful thatched houses and narrow streets. After a few pints in one of its quaint pubs, wander down to the village’s waterfront, Doolin Point, to gaze out over the ocean as the sun sets. Alternatively, walk to nearby Doonagore Castle for epic views of the sun setting behind the castle. It is a sight you will not forget!

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White Park Bay, County Antrim


A white-sanded beach that is tucked away along the Antrim coast, White Park Bay has plenty of stunning sunsets throughout the summer and occasionally at other times during the year. After a day spent at the Causeway Coast, park up above the beach or wander down to the sand to see the sun set over this pretty spot.

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Dursey ISland, County Cork


One of Ireland’s most remote islands, Dursey Island is located in the south-west of Ireland at the tip of the Beara Peninsula, County Cork. Accessible by cable car, the island is very much untouched and visitors are recommended to bring supplies for their day trip. Come evening, watch the island’s incredible sunset whilst enjoying a picnic. If fortunate enough, you might also spot whales or dolphins that often swim nearby.

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RossnowlAgh, County Donegal


Image via weatherman Barra Best’s Twitter feed

It is fair to say that much of Donegal is blessed with great sunsets and Rossnowlagh is no exception. Given the county’s lack of high-rise buildings and its wide open landscape, this is no surprise. A seaside surfing village, Rossnowlagh is renowned for its stunning sunsets that are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. The cliffs at Coolmore provide a perfect backdrop as the sun is setting.

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