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Guerins Path, Cliffs of Moher

Heading to the Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher on Irelands wild Atlantic way is one of the most popular sites in Ireland. Explored by thousands each year, but with the west of Ireland’s wild nature can be a tough walk for young families or the less abled. Well look no further use this useful tip Guerins Path parking at the Cliffs of Moher.

Finding Guerins Path

After pulling up at the Cliffs of Moher and being told it was 10 euro per person to park, we were reluctant  on paying as the weather was not great and with a 2 year old and 8 month old we couldn’t see we would get value for more.

Being the ever optimists we decided to drive on a small bit and take some back roads and see what we could find. It was about 1km past the car park we saw a right turn with the a sign which at the bottom read car park. We turned in and headed up the small road for about another 1km.

Guerins path sign
The sign to turn up of the main road

It was here we saw the sign for Guerins Path, why not we said and turned in and headed into the fields and after a small drive saw a scattering of cars and a attendant.

We got chatting to the attendant and with the young kids in the back he told us we could bypass the car park and head along Guerins Path to the closet parking spot available to the Cliffs of Moher. “sold’ we said and even better half the price of normal parking.

The map below shows the exact location.

What They Say

Ill interupt the story here to give you  a bit of information on Guerins Path.

A family-owned business, Guerin’s Path to Cliff Walk provides a hassle-free alternative for an epic experience. Park your car at Guerin’s farm and enjoy a lovely stroll along Guerin’s Path to the stunning Cliff Walk along the Cliffs of Moher.  Excellent for hikers and walkers who want to experience a bit of adventure tackling the Cliff Walk,  for visitors who long to view the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way and for photographers and wedding parties looking to snap the perfect shot.  It is also an excellent choice for families with young children, pensioners for whom strenuous walking is difficult and those in need of wheelchair accessibility to reach the cliffs in a quick and easy way.  Local farmer Martin Guerin and his family welcome you to their farm to enjoy one of the most breathtaking wonders of the world.

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Five meter walk to see the Cliffs of Moher

We got out of the car and straight through a gate and we literally were 5 metres from the perfect view of the Cliffs of Moher. As you can see in this video below.

Guerins Path parking

Guerins Path did the job

For us this find was perfect with the kids who were both under 3 and not have to navigate it with them, but to still see the view was amazing. If this wasn’t a trip with the kids then to do the whole walk would be our preference. This post is more to give people who either like us have children, are less able or short on time.

For a bit more information check out there website for more.

Which ever way you choose the Cliffs of Moher are a must see here is are a few snaps from our trip below. You could also check out our Cliffs of Moher road trip post right Here.

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How far is Guerins Path from the Cliffs of Moher ?

With 2 parking lots either a 5 minute walk to the Cliffs of Moher or literally 1 metre walk

Can you still access all the Cliffs of Moher ?

Yes you arrive half way through at the top but you can walk along still just like you would from the beginning

Is it accessible for buggies, wheelchairs etc. ?

It certainly is and this is by far the most accessibly point on the hole Cliffs of Moher Trail

Is there a time limit you can park?

No as long as its not out of trading times. These trading times are 9am to 5pm

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19 replies on “Guerins Path, Cliffs of Moher”

Well look at you both! Now you both seem to possessed the luck of the Irish. I can imagine this wild side of Ireland on a sunny day – transporting. Thanks for sharing #flyingbaguette

That is such a great tip! I have never been to the Cliffs of Moher, but have heard a lot about them so a visit is definitely on the cards. I don’t mind hiking, but think that getting a fabulous view like this as starters would be great.

What a great tip for an accessible way to see the beautiful Cliffs of Moher. It’s great when you luck into a hidden gem like Guerin’s Path.

The Cliffs of Moher are close to the top of my list, Richard. What a spectacular piece of nature. Guerin’s Path looks like a lucky find. Thanks for sharing.

I was there many many years ago and the pics brought back fond memoirs. In those days there was no fee for parking, and it was less touristy. Good info for those with disabilities and kids. 10 Euros per person is a lot to pay for what is essentially a view of cliffs (albeit beautiful) with little maintenance. Thanks for the info.

What a great tip and I’m glad you had the opportunity to do it with the whole family. I find sometimes it’s worth the long road but sometimes the short road is almost as good.

What a great and helpful tip! I’d definitely use Guerin’s Path when I go as I’ve always dreamed of seeing the Cliffs of Moher!

We visited the Cliffs of Moher on our trip to Ireland last year – and really enjoyed it – but paid full price at the official gate so it’s always good to learn about this alternative option. Thanks for this really useful hint. And, of course, your photos of the cliffs are simply stunning!

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