The Causeway Coastal Route has been named the fourth best coastal drive in the world by online site The Huffington Post.
Coming after the Oregon Coast Highway 101, California’s Highway 1 and the road to Hana, Maui in Hawaii, the local route is described as “gorgeous” with “high plateaus marked by hedges in orderly rows, and sloping hills dotted with stone cottages.”
It continues: “Destinations roll by called Ballygally and Ballycastle and Larrybane, all sounding like teasing nicknames for stomachaches and herbs for overcoming ordinariness.”
The article also notes the role of TV series Game of Thones in attracting tourists to the area.
The local route beats the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia, which is assigned fifth place.