Activities on the Dingle Peninsula

Dingle Peninsula Walks

No other area in Ireland offers the variety and quality of walking trails and routes as the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland’s most westerly dramatic peninsula. The Dingle Peninsula is a paradise for walkers. Most of the routes are on small, quiet roads and trails, far away from the hustle and bustle of life.
You can walk for hours along these lanes and routes, in peace and quiet. There are trails that will bring you up and down mountains and hills, along beaches and strands, and across seaside cliffs. All walks in the area will give you the time and peace to enjoy the magnificent beauty of the area.

THE DINGLE WAY – One of Ireland’s most renowned walks is a 112 mile trail that winds up and down the peninsula via beaches, cliffs and hedged livestock paths. The diversity of different landscapes is the reason why the Dingle Way is such a popular trail. It never takes long before a turn in the path reveals a dramatic change of scenery.

From walking in the foothills of Slieve Mish to crossing the shoulder of Mount Brandon, from the crashing waves of the Atlantic at Slea Head to the tranquil setting of pastoral farmland and on to lonesome strands of golden beaches on the Maharees. The Dingle Way invigorates the senses.

GLENTEENASSIG FOREST - is located just 2 minutes from our Holiday Village and boasts some of the most spectacular views. With easy access, it offers great board walks and is a special spot for picnics and strolls.

FERMOYLE STRAND - is located a short distance from our Holiday Village and is Ireland’s longest beach, 11km, running from Fermoyle and stretching out to the Maharees to the north.

With similar characteristics to Inch Beach on the south of the peninsula, Fermoyle Strand is sandwiched by the dramatic and beautiful sand dunes of the coastline and the endless string of thunderous waves of Brandon Bay crashing ashore to the north.

For more information on walks and trails on the Dingle Peninsula, please visit: www.dingle-peninsula.ie and www.dingleway.net

Walking Advice for the Dingle Way & Peninsula
- COUNTRYSIDE CODE

Respect the people who live and work in the countryside.

Respect private property and farmland as well as wildlife and the entire rural environment. Do not light fires.

Take all litter home. Leave no trace of your presence, request that others do likewise.

Leave gates as you find them - open or closed.

Always use gates and stiles in preference to fences, hedges or walls.

On country roads walk in single file, on the right hand side.

Plenty of activities in the area

  • Beaches:

    Beaches:
    Our area has the largest number and longest beaches on the Dingle Peninsula. Tralee Bay provides safe waters for all the family whilst Brandon Bay is a mecca for windsurfers having hosted the World Championships in 2001 and 2002. Sandy Bay Beach provides one of the only beach based water sports facilities in the country with kids/teens clubs and activities
  • Things to do in Castlegregory:

    Things to do in Castlegregory:
    Castlegregory Village & The Maharees (2.5km from Village): Pubs, Music, Restaurants, Links Golf Course, PADI Scuba Dive Centre, Surfing, Windsurfing (World Championships 01’ 02), Sea Angling, Lake Fishing, Pony Trekking, Kitesurfing, Sandy Bay Water Sports Centre: Pedalo, Banana Boat, Sail Boats, Water Skiing, Body Boarding.
  • Things to do in Dingle:

    Things to do in Dingle:
    Dingle Town (20 minutes from Village): Funghi the Dolphin, Dingle Aquarium, Dingle Horse Riding, Archaelogical Tours, Slea Head Tours, Pubs, Music, Cafes, Restaurants, Arts & Craft Shops.
  • Things to do in Tralee:

    Things to do in Tralee:
    Tralee Town (15 minutes from Village): Shopping - Town Centre and Manor West Shopping Centre, Siamsa Tíre Folk Theatre, Aqua Dome, Multi Screen Cinema, Windmill, Kerry County Museum, The Playdium.

Read more: Dingle Peninsula Walks

The Dingle Peninsula - Introduction

• We boast a 10km Sandy Beach – 300 metres away
• Slieve Mish Mountains – Hill & Mountain Walking – directly behind us
• The Dingle Way – behind Village
• Pitch & Putt Course – 300 metres
• Glenteenasig Forest Park - 5 minutes drive
• The Conor Pass (Ireland’s highest mountain pass
• Mount Brandon (Ireland's second highest mountain)

We know where to go and what to see, letting you get the most out of your holiday! All activities can be booked on site and we are delighted to assist in putting holiday itineraries and ideas together for you.

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Plenty of activities in the area

  • Beaches:

    Beaches:
    Our area has the largest number and longest beaches on the Dingle Peninsula. Tralee Bay provides safe waters for all the family whilst Brandon Bay is a mecca for windsurfers having hosted the World Championships in 2001 and 2002. Sandy Bay Beach provides one of the only beach based water sports facilities in the country with kids/teens clubs and activities
  • Things to do in Castlegregory:

    Things to do in Castlegregory:
    Castlegregory Village & The Maharees (2.5km from Village): Pubs, Music, Restaurants, Links Golf Course, PADI Scuba Dive Centre, Surfing, Windsurfing (World Championships 01’ 02), Sea Angling, Lake Fishing, Pony Trekking, Kitesurfing, Sandy Bay Water Sports Centre: Pedalo, Banana Boat, Sail Boats, Water Skiing, Body Boarding.
  • Things to do in Dingle:

    Things to do in Dingle:
    Dingle Town (20 minutes from Village): Funghi the Dolphin, Dingle Aquarium, Dingle Horse Riding, Archaelogical Tours, Slea Head Tours, Pubs, Music, Cafes, Restaurants, Arts & Craft Shops.
  • Things to do in Tralee:

    Things to do in Tralee:
    Tralee Town (15 minutes from Village): Shopping - Town Centre and Manor West Shopping Centre, Siamsa Tíre Folk Theatre, Aqua Dome, Multi Screen Cinema, Windmill, Kerry County Museum, The Playdium.

Read more: The Dingle Peninsula - Introduction

Dingle Peninsula & Kerry Golf

Let us introduce you to some of Ireland’s finest Golf Courses, all within 40 minutes of our Holiday Village.

Castlegregory Golf Club

Castlegregory Golf Club

Stradbally, Castlegregory

Holes: Superb 9-holes links course situated between the scenic Lough Gill and Brandon Bay, in a tranquil setting, providing golfers with an enjoyable but testing challenge.

Length: 5260-5058-4796-4082 m Par: 68. Visitors: Unrestricted. Societies: Welcome if previous arrangements made with secretary. Course Designer: Arthur Spring Facilities: Bar snacks, tea & coffee, changing rooms, club hire, trolley hire.

"A CHALLENGING COURSE WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS"

Tel: +353 (0) 66 713 9444 | www.castlegregorygolflinks.com

Dingle Golf Links

Dingle Golf Links

Ceann Sibeal, Dingle Peninsula

Holes: 18 - Traditional Championship Links, the most westerly course in Europe.

Length: 6696 yds SSS: 71. Visitors: Unrestricted. Societies: Welcome if previous arrangements made with secretary. Course Designer: Hackett/O’Connor Jnr. Facilities: Bar snacks, tea & coffee, lunch, changing rooms, club hire, trolley hire, pro shop, buggies for hire May-October.

“TWISTS AND TURNS THROUGH THE ENTIRE COURSE ”

Tel: +353 (0) 66 915 6255 | www.dinglelinks.com

Tralee Golf Club

Tralee Golf Club

West Barrow, Tralee, Co.Kerry

Course: Par 71. Yardage: 6,825.

Designed and built by Arnold Palmer, this stunning setting represents a true paradise for those willing to challenge what is widely acclaimed as one of the finest links courses in the world. The clubhouse houses spacious dressing rooms with specially designed shower areas and steam rooms. Locker facilities and towels are part and parcel of the service. While visiting be sure to check out the Bar and Restaurant which can offer excellent food and drink while you enjoy the majestic views of Barrow and its surrounds.

Tel: +353 (0)66 713 6379 | www.traleegolfclub.com

Killarney Golf & Country Club

Killarney Golf & Country Club

Killarney, Co. Kerry

O’Mahony’s Point: Par 72. Yardage: 6,730.
Killeen Course: Par 72. Yardage: 6,989.

Home of the 1991, 1992, 2010 & 2011 Irish Open, the club is nestled on the shores of Lough Leane with stunning vistas of the highest mountain range in the country – the McGillicuddy Reeks.

Tel: +353 (0)64 66 31034 | www.killarneygolfclub.ie

Ballybunion Golf Club

Ballybunion Golf Club

Sandhill Road, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry

Old Course: Par 71. Yardage: 6,542.
New Course: Par 72.Yardage: 6,278.

Located on the north west coast of County Kerry, on a beautiful stretch of sand dunes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, you'll find two wonderfully challenging and unique links golf courses at Ballybunion - the Old Course and the Trent Jones Cashen Course.

Tel: +353 (0)68 27146 | www.ballybuniongolfclub.com

Beaufort Golf Club

Beaufort Golf Club

Killarney, Co, Kerry

Course: Par 71.
Yardage: 6,605.

Beaufort Golf Club is a superb 18 hole parkland championship golf course located just 10 minutes from Killarney Town on the Ring of Kerry road. It is a spectacular course in stunning surroundings and is enjoyable for all standards of golfers. Beaufort Golf Course has been developed to the highest standards by Golf Architect Tom McKenzie.

Tel: +353 (0)64 6644440 | www.beaufortgc.com

Dooks Golf Club

Dooks Golf Club

Glenbeigh, Co Kerry

Course: Par 70. Yardage: 6,000.

Enjoy playing one of Ireland's oldest links golf courses. Dooks features an amazing variety of gorse, heather and wild flowers, the “gentle” wind is never far away and the narrow genuine sandy fairways and well contoured greens offer you a real taste of traditional links golf at its very best.

Tel: +353 (0)66 9768205 | www.dooks.com

Castlerosse Golf Club

Castlerosse Golf Club

Killarney, Co. Kerry

9 Hole Course. Yardage: 3,000.

The Castlerosse Golf Club is a 9 hole, par 36 parkland course with majestic views across Killarney’s Lower Lake and the Macgillicuddy Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountains. It combines the sublime scenery with a good test for golfers of all standards.

Tel: +353 (0)64 6631144 | www.castlerosse.ie/Castlerosse-Golf-Course

Ross Golf Course

Ross Golf Course

Ross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry,

9 Hole Course – Yardage: 3,293.

Ross Golf Club is a 9 hole parkland course designed and built inside and around Killarney Racecourse. The course takes in the magnificent views of Killarney National Park, Ross Castle, the Lakes of Killarney and the McGillycuddy Reeks.

Tel: +353 (0)64 66 31125 | www.rossgolfcourse.com

Plenty of activities in the area

  • Beaches:

    Beaches:
    Our area has the largest number and longest beaches on the Dingle Peninsula. Tralee Bay provides safe waters for all the family whilst Brandon Bay is a mecca for windsurfers having hosted the World Championships in 2001 and 2002. Sandy Bay Beach provides one of the only beach based water sports facilities in the country with kids/teens clubs and activities
  • Things to do in Castlegregory:

    Things to do in Castlegregory:
    Castlegregory Village & The Maharees (2.5km from Village): Pubs, Music, Restaurants, Links Golf Course, PADI Scuba Dive Centre, Surfing, Windsurfing (World Championships 01’ 02), Sea Angling, Lake Fishing, Pony Trekking, Kitesurfing, Sandy Bay Water Sports Centre: Pedalo, Banana Boat, Sail Boats, Water Skiing, Body Boarding.
  • Things to do in Dingle:

    Things to do in Dingle:
    Dingle Town (20 minutes from Village): Funghi the Dolphin, Dingle Aquarium, Dingle Horse Riding, Archaelogical Tours, Slea Head Tours, Pubs, Music, Cafes, Restaurants, Arts & Craft Shops.
  • Things to do in Tralee:

    Things to do in Tralee:
    Tralee Town (15 minutes from Village): Shopping - Town Centre and Manor West Shopping Centre, Siamsa Tíre Folk Theatre, Aqua Dome, Multi Screen Cinema, Windmill, Kerry County Museum, The Playdium.

Read more: Dingle Peninsula & Kerry Golf

Adventure - Walking and Mountaineering

Dingle Peninsula Adventures

The Dingle Peninsula offers an abundance of tours, activities and amenities and caters particularly for those who enjoy a sense of adventure in the great outdoors. To this end, we have teamed up with Irish Adventures, located on the Dingle Peninsula, who will assist and guide you to find your sense of adventure and give you wonderful experiences among the magnificent hidden gems of our region!



Irish Adventures offers a variety of tours, activities and training that are aimed at all levels and abilities, adventure tours, walking & hiking tours/holidays, cycling tours, horse riding tours, hill walking, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, rock-climbing, guides for Carrauntoohil, mountain skills in Kerry or other locations. Tours personalised to suit your needs are also available.

Irish Adventures aim to provide quality outdoor adventure and training in some of the most beautiful untouched areas of Ireland and further afield. With small groups you get great value for your money and still get that personal touch from the experienced qualified guides, which allows you to relax and enjoy the local culture and get to know about history, geology, archaeological sites and even the mystical legends of each area you visit.

Address: Ballinaboula, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Telephone: +353 (0)87 419 0318
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www.irishadventures.net

Hillwalk Tours

We have teamed up with Hillwalk Tours who design tailor-made hiking tours in Ireland, Scotland & England. From the stunning seascapes of the Dingle Peninsula to the mountains and lakes of the Kerry Way, a hiking trip in Ireland combines overnight stays in excellent accommodation including Tralee Bay Holiday Village with some of the best scenery in the world. For more details check out www.hillwalktours.com

Plenty of activities in the area

  • Beaches:

    Beaches:
    Our area has the largest number and longest beaches on the Dingle Peninsula. Tralee Bay provides safe waters for all the family whilst Brandon Bay is a mecca for windsurfers having hosted the World Championships in 2001 and 2002. Sandy Bay Beach provides one of the only beach based water sports facilities in the country with kids/teens clubs and activities
  • Things to do in Castlegregory:

    Things to do in Castlegregory:
    Castlegregory Village & The Maharees (2.5km from Village): Pubs, Music, Restaurants, Links Golf Course, PADI Scuba Dive Centre, Surfing, Windsurfing (World Championships 01’ 02), Sea Angling, Lake Fishing, Pony Trekking, Kitesurfing, Sandy Bay Water Sports Centre: Pedalo, Banana Boat, Sail Boats, Water Skiing, Body Boarding.
  • Things to do in Dingle:

    Things to do in Dingle:
    Dingle Town (20 minutes from Village): Funghi the Dolphin, Dingle Aquarium, Dingle Horse Riding, Archaelogical Tours, Slea Head Tours, Pubs, Music, Cafes, Restaurants, Arts & Craft Shops.
  • Things to do in Tralee:

    Things to do in Tralee:
    Tralee Town (15 minutes from Village): Shopping - Town Centre and Manor West Shopping Centre, Siamsa Tíre Folk Theatre, Aqua Dome, Multi Screen Cinema, Windmill, Kerry County Museum, The Playdium.

Read more: Adventure - Walking and Mountaineering

Dingle Peninsula Water Sports - Kitesurfing, Windsurfing and Surfing

Tralee Bay provides safe waters for all the family whilst Brandon Bay is a mecca for windsurfers and surfers, having hosted the World Championships in 2001 and 2002. Sandy Bay Beach provides one of the only beach based water sports facilities in the country with kids/teens clubs and activities.

The Maharees is also a favourite for Divers and boasts it’s own PADI Scuba Dive Centre. Sandy Bay Water Sports Centre offers lots of fun for children with Pedalo, Banana Boat, Sail Boats, Water Skiing, Body Boarding, and much more. Contact www.jamieknox.com for bookings.

Surfing

Please find to follow some of the renowned Surfing locations in our region:

For experienced surfers only. Found on the furthest point of Brandon bay past mossies point this spot has been known to hospitalise surfers on the sharp shallow reef. A beautiful spot which looks across the bay humbled by the mountains, on a special day you can be joined by dolphins or seals.... Garywilliams is a hollow right hand wave with a tricky take off and works best on a mid to incoming or dropping tide. south-easterly wind is preferable.

The big wave spot of Brandon bay generally a right hander but the left can be surfed with the right swell direction. access can be difficult climbing down the steep rocks and timing your dive into the water. When this spot is on it can link up to another spot called Shitties. Mossie works on a mid to high tide. If you do get caught on the low tide Shitties is the spot to warm up until Mossies is working.

Named after its behaviour on high tide, dumps is the perfect spot for beginners and experienced surfers alike.. A flat beach that provides soft rolling wave for beginners on low tide and faster steeper wave at high. Dumps is a great spot for hanging out and meeting the local. it can get busy here during the holidays but generally it has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Dumps works on well from low to high tides and if the wind has any east in it.

Located on the opposite side of the Maharees peninsular to Sandy Bay (a popular pleasure beach). This spot is ideal for beginners and intermediate surfers. A great spot in the summer especially with the sun going down in the west its great place to long board until dusk, which can be as late as midnight. Works best with a south-east wind and can be surfed at low or high tide.

Half way along Brandon Bay, Stradbally beach is located approx 200 meters from Stradbally golf course. This beach works best on north-westerly swells. Peaks of the waves move around as the tide approaches or drops. Parking there can be quite tight so consider the farmers and don’t block access to fields.

Just 500meters from Stradbally this is a similar beach break, being a long sandy beach the peaks tend to shift after large swells. High tide encourages the wave to break close to the shore giving more shape and power (also less duck dives). Parking is the same as Stradbally so consider others when you park. Mid to high tide is best with southerly winds.

Inch reef is one of the longest right hand waves in Europe and is located on the other side of the peninsular to Brandon bay. When all the components are right a wave can be ridden for almost a minute and a half. the wave has many different sections, sloppy, steep, fast, slow and hollow. If you catch a wave all the way to the breach it is quicker to get out and walk back along the road and down the cliff to paddle out again. Parking is on the road side so be careful not cause a hazard as this is a main road. There is cafe and shop on the beach witch is great for refuelling between sessions. Access is down the cliff near the peak of the reef. It is hidden so it is best to watch other people get in first. Wind from the north west and east is fine as it gets great shelter from the cliffs and works on all tides. Best on mid to high.

The beach break is a long sandy beach that a lot of people like to drive down the beach and many need to be towed off it so be careful. a good wave for beginners but beware of the cross shore currents. Any wind with east in it will do fine and its fine to surf on all tides.

The most westerly beach in Europe, famous for being the location of the internationally acclaimed film Ryan’s Daughter and Into the West. It is also one of the most fun waves in the area. Access is down a steep track. The scenery whilst surfing is spectacular. This is a very steep beach giving very fast heavy wave, plenty of barrels to have here usually ending up on the sand. A fun trick wave that is not great for beginners. Wind from the north and a mid to high tide it is well worth the drive.

Plenty of activities in the area

  • Beaches:

    Beaches:
    Our area has the largest number and longest beaches on the Dingle Peninsula. Tralee Bay provides safe waters for all the family whilst Brandon Bay is a mecca for windsurfers having hosted the World Championships in 2001 and 2002. Sandy Bay Beach provides one of the only beach based water sports facilities in the country with kids/teens clubs and activities
  • Things to do in Castlegregory:

    Things to do in Castlegregory:
    Castlegregory Village & The Maharees (2.5km from Village): Pubs, Music, Restaurants, Links Golf Course, PADI Scuba Dive Centre, Surfing, Windsurfing (World Championships 01’ 02), Sea Angling, Lake Fishing, Pony Trekking, Kitesurfing, Sandy Bay Water Sports Centre: Pedalo, Banana Boat, Sail Boats, Water Skiing, Body Boarding.
  • Things to do in Dingle:

    Things to do in Dingle:
    Dingle Town (20 minutes from Village): Funghi the Dolphin, Dingle Aquarium, Dingle Horse Riding, Archaelogical Tours, Slea Head Tours, Pubs, Music, Cafes, Restaurants, Arts & Craft Shops.
  • Things to do in Tralee:

    Things to do in Tralee:
    Tralee Town (15 minutes from Village): Shopping - Town Centre and Manor West Shopping Centre, Siamsa Tíre Folk Theatre, Aqua Dome, Multi Screen Cinema, Windmill, Kerry County Museum, The Playdium.

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