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The Grotto, Tobermory

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Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
Gaze upon the turquoise waters of The Grotto, a secluded sea cave carved out of the rocky cliffs over thousands of years. A short hike is required to reach the grotto--those with a fear of heights should take caution, as you'll need to climb down a 12 m (40 ft) natural rock chimney to access it. From above, enjoy the views of the rocky cliffs and the ocean beyond, while sunlight from outside reveals a brilliant underwater tunnel. You can snorkel in the pristine setting, and use the opportunity to capture some brilliant photographs. Make The Grotto a centerpiece of your Tobermory vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tobermory online trip maker.
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  • The day trip to the grotto and beach was a lot of fun. However, it's somewhat ridiculous that outdoor access to the Grotto was blocked due to social distancing, as it left only an extremely dangerous....  more »
  • It was a lovely hike to the Grotto. The hike is not wheelchair friendly. There were lots of people, the majority unmasked. But, as we were outdoors I did not feel uncomfortable. The views are...  more »
  • Love the place. Clean air and clear water. Very soothing place. I wish people would talk instead of shouting and screaming when they are in large groups. Worth going to see the sunset on a clear day.
  • Clear, blue water. Great place to relax. Recommend going to Lions Head as well!

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