Beaches of the Dingle Peninsula
The Dingle Peninsula boast some of Europe's most stunning beaches from the sweeping curve of Brandon Bay to secluded sandy coves the Peninsula has it all.
You can easily find a deserted beach with nothing but the sound of the ocean and crying gulls for company.
An extensive sand spit and associated dune system to the north of Castlegregory village. The beaches have a blue flag and have lifeguards during the summer season.
A number of surfing schools operate in the area.
There is a lifeguard here during the summer months.
Long sand spit backed by dune system reaching into Dingle Bay. Popular with surfers, anglers and swimmers. This is a Blue Flag Beach, with life guards during summer season. Surf schools, water sports equipment and wetsuit hire.
Béal Bán and Wine Strand/Trá an Fhíona: these popular beaches are close to the village of Ballyferriter/Baile an Fheirtéaraigh.
Both beaches are sandy, safe for swimming and provide stunning views. In June of each year an impromptu horse-racing festival is held at Béal Ban, with associated events in the public houses of Ballyferriter.
One of the most iconoc sites on the Dingle Peninsula, Coumeenole is a popular stop for travellers on the Slea Head Drive, providing dramatic views of the Blasket Islands.
One of the filming locations for Ryan's Daughter, the currents in the water hhere make it unsafe for swimming.
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.