The Beara Peninusla has a rich Archeological and Local history as well as being on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Beara Peninsula has some of Ireland’s most breathtaking, unspoilt scenery. The road hugging the coastline is known as the Ring of Beara is part of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Kenmare and Killarney are close to the Beara Penunsula, with Bantry and Skibbereen to the south of the headland. Contact us for local guides.
Glengariff has extensive woodland, a bamboo park and the lush sub-tropical gardens on Garnish Island.
There is the stunning Gleninchaquin Park on the northern side of the Beara Peninsula, with many activities and walks.
There are art galleries, cable car to an island, Beare Island with its naval fortifications and history a ferry trip from the mainland. We have listed the beaches here but if you would like a Free Factsheet on what to do in the Beara area just add your email address below and select ‘Best of Beara’
Beaches on Beara Peninsula (Trá)
On the southern side of the peninsula are:
- Adrigole -Trafask, a pebble beach signposted 2 km on the Glengarriff side of the village.
- Castletownbere – Tralahan 1/2 km west of the town.
- Allihies beach is child friendly.
On the northern coast are:
- Ardgroom – Droumard Strand is one of the safest beaches in the area.
- Eyeries has a sand and gravel beach with safe swimming.