The complete visitor's guide to activities, attractions and accommodation in the Dingle Peninsula
The Dingle Peninsula or Corca Dhuibhne stretches 30 miles (48 kilometres) into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland's south-west coast. The peninsula is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine, running from the Slieve Mish range to Mount Brandon, Ireland's second highest peak. The coastline consists of steep sea-cliffs, broken by sandy beaches, with two large sand spits at Inch in the south and the Maharees to the north. The Blasket Islands lie to the west of the peninsula.
The peninsula has something to offer to everyone. Among other things: sandy beaches safe for swimming, walking routes for all abilities, a thriving Irish language community, a rich musical tradition, fine dining, sea angling, arts and film festivals, talented craftspersons and some of the best surfing in Ireland. Dingle Peninsula Tourism, a marketing co-operative owned and managed by its members, have produced this website to provide the visitor with the information they need to plan and enjoy their visit.
If you cannot find the information you need, or have a question you want answered, please feel free to contact us.
Geology of the Dingle Peninsula:
The mountains and beaches of Corca Dhuibhne offer a fascinating variety of geology and landscape.
The coastline of the peninsula consists of lofty cliffs broken by numerous sandy beaches. Some are safe for swimming, surfing or other watersports. Others offer opportunities for waterside walks or angling.
Towns and Villages:
The peninsula has a number of fishing and market towns and villages, each with their own character, history and facilities.
Culture and Heritage:
The peninsula is a storehouse of the Irish language, traditional music and ancient history.