Wicklow Head

South to Wicklow Head
South to Wicklow Head

Of particular scenic beauty, this is a large outcrop of rock jutting out into the sea to the south of Wicklow town. There are three lighthouses visible on this rock. The modern, functioning lighthouse is closest to the sea, built into the furthest outcrop of the rock. The older lighthouses are much larger structures standing like two enormous towers at the highest point of the headland.

Wicklow Head is an important nesting and hunting area for seabirds such as Cormorants, Razorbills, Guillemots and Gannets. It is also considered a perfect vantage point for whale-watching and Basking Shark spotting.