And wear waterproof clothes, even if you are sublimely lucky and hit the cliffs on a day with little rain. The spray from the Atlantic will cover you in a layer of salt regardless of what the sky is doing.
One nice addition to the natural attraction in the decade since I’ve visited is an indoor museum, gift shop and cafe. It has a nice viewing area, from which we sipped hot chocolate during one particularly wet downpour.
With all the factors: the wind, the hundreds of people and the lack of an unobstructed viewpoint, a group photo can be tricky. But I finally set my tripod up on the top of a flight of stone stairs, weighed it down with my camera bag and put the timer on rapid shot. Good thing, as somehow this was the only posed photo we got of the three of us over 16 days!
Visitor’s Tip: It is technically free to visit the cliffs, but if you’re driving out that way by car, you will pay €6 per adult and €4 per student, child or senior citizen (which includes parking) to use the visitor’s center and facilities. I’d recommend this given the spontaneous appearance of wind and rain.