Brandon Bay, situated on the northern side of the peninsula, has a number of beaches which are popular with swimmers, anglers and surfers alike.
- Cappagh Strand/ Trá an Cheapaigh adjacent to Cloghane Village.
- Fermoyle Strand/Trá Fhormaoileach is a sandy beach near the village of Cloghane. Ideal for walking, swimming, angling, surfing and other watersports.
- Kilcummin, Stradbally and Gowlane Strands: Twelve miles of unbroken sand beaches. This area, bordering Brandon Bay is popular with surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers.