Stunning cavern is a hidden gem on the Wild Atlantic Way

Video taken by a group of surfers who discovered a hidden gem on the Wild Atlantic Way

A cave surfer from Co Sligo created a fantastic video that features of some of the deep nooks and crannies on the Irish coastline.

The west coast of Ireland is famous for the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ which has several superb attractions. But as this video shows there are also hidden gems to be found if you look hard enough.

Paul Deering was surfing with a group of friends in Ballybunion when they came across an area of stunning natural beauty.

Video taken by a group of surfers who discovered a hidden gem on the Wild Atlantic Way

They had initially been disappointed as the water was too flat to catch any big waves. However, that disappointment forced them to explore in the search of a better spot.

The group drove along to a secluded beach and were rewarded when they came across this awe-inspiring sight.

They were paddling along the coast when they noticed a small opening to a cave and they went to investigate.

They discovered a stunning cavern that resembled a tropical paradise with the sun beaming through the craggy rock and hitting the beach on the other side of the entrance – and if that wasn’t enough, it was accessible via a small wave at the entrance so the guys got to do a bit of surfing too.

Deering told the Irish Independent: “We stopped at a small secluded beach in Kerry and noticed an opening to a small cave. We paddled into it and it opened up into the incredible cavern you can see in the picture.

“What we came upon was nothing short of spectacular. To have a cave with an accessible entrance, an opening in the roof to let light in and a beautiful beach at the bottom is extremely rare and another example of the incredible beauty of the west coast of Ireland.”

Take a look at the video below.

Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling

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