Situated on the north west tip of Europe, Rosses Point stands on the far reaches of the Wild Atlantic.
A picturesque village, it harks back to a simpler time and its rugged beauty oozes other worldliness and boasts some of the very best scenery to be found on the Wild Atlantic Way trail.
A small peninsula, Rosses Point is the last sentry which ships see when entering Sligo Bay. Rosses Point’s maritime history is evident from the three lighthouses which light the way for sailors- Oyster Island Lighthouse, Blackrock Lighthouse and the Lower Rosses Light.
Rosses Point has informed the work of Yeats and the panoramic views of Benbulben and Knocknarea are awe inspiring to those visiting the seaside village.
There are many paths and walkways along the village for people to enjoy the views. The scenic walk takes in the old view point of the Watchhouse, a structure which heralded the arrival of ships in days gone by while the small caves to be found along the shore were both refuge and storehouses for smugglers.
Coney Island, Oyster Island and the Metal Man can all be seen from Rosses Point. Coney Island once played host to St Patrick, can be accessed by land at low tide while if one is quiet, they can hear the call of the rare corncrake from Oyster Island.
The Metal Man points sailors in the right direction sailing through the channel, one of only two in the world, it is a sight to behold along the scenic walk.
Three beaches, safe for swimming and paddling as well as being perfectly family friendly, are at the end of the village. Walkers can walk the three beaches or simply sit and take in the sights along the Atlantic coastline.