Enjoy Kerry’s Many Blue Flag Beaches
A beach that extends for many miles with magnificent views, a walkers’ paradise with views of the mountains along the Dingle Peninsula, of Kerry Head and the Maulin Mountains. A designated area of conservation with an abundance of rare plants and animals in Banna’s sand dunes, and a popular surfing location. Children will love the endless stretch of beach and lovely little rock pools to explore. The sand dunes provide shelter to enjoy picnics by the sea.
Fenit is a sheltered and sandy beach ideal for bathing and swimming, with a large car park, toilets, picnic tables and playground. The beach lies within Tralee Bay and Magharees Peninsula, and west of Cloghane Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and proposed Natural Heritage Area (pNHA).
Ballyheigue is part of a 10km stretch of sandy beach backed by sand dunes. It is located within the Akeragh, Banna and Barrow Harbour Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and proposed Natural Heritage Area (pNHA), as well as the Tralee Bay Complex Special Protection Area (SPA). It runs from the village of Ballyheigue for over 3kms until it reaches the outlet from Lough Akeragh and is an ideal place for swimming, surfing, walking and other water sports activities.
Derrymore Beach is a stunning, sandy beach, ideal for walking. Derrymore Island is located to the east and is home to a nature reserve supporting many rare plant communities. It is also an important high-tide roosting area for shore birds.
Inch Beach was chosen by David Lean as a location for his film Ryan’s Daughter, while the film Playboy of the Western World was shot entirely at Inch. It is three miles of beautiful white sandy beach and is very popular all year round. This beach is a safe environment for all types of water sports including surfing, kayaking, windsurfing and kite surfing, and bass fishing.
Rossbeigh Beach extends for over 7 miles (11 kilometres), and is a wonderful location for swimming, water sports, walking and horse riding. It is located near the village of Glenbeigh where there are shops and restaurants. Cafes and a restaurant are open in the summer within walking distance of the beach.