Beaches and Watersports
Cahersiveen is the ideal location to enjoy all the wonderful water sports Kerry has to offer. The Cahersiveen Marina and Water Activity Centre is a centre for water sports and sailing, suitable for both beginners and professionals. Kerry beaches are absolutely stunning. Quinlan & Cooke are situated close to Cuas Crom and The White Strand beaches, two of the most popular beaches in the area, renowned as locations for great swimming. On route you pass the beautiful Ballycarbery castle, and the forts at Cahergal and Leacanabuaile.
Cuas Crom is situated in a sheltered cove, free from ocean currents and is known for its excellent swimming conditions.
The Whitestrand is a large sandy Blue Flag beach located in a designated natural heritage area. On a clear day views of Valentia Island can be seen from the beach.
Beautiful Kells gardens is slightly further away, approximately 15 minutes and views of the Dingle peninsula can be enjoyed. This quaint, picturesque inlet is a sheltered sandy Blue Flag beach. A breakwater keeps the sea calm and ensures there are no strong currents or waves. The whole area is rich in flora and fauna and is both a Special Area of Conservation and Natural Heritage Site.
Derrynane is a safe and sheltered harbour, providing coves and inlets that are perfect to explore in a canoe or with a snorkel and mask. The enclosed harbour is ideal for learning to sail, windsurf, water-ski or wakeboard.
Ballinskelligs is another Blue Flag beach ideal for swimming and high octane water sports such as surfing, kite-surfing and water skiing. If you would prefer to relax, take in a gentle stroll along the mile of golden sand on the shore.
Valentia Island is one of Ireland’s most westerly points. It lies off the Iveragh Peninsula in the southwest of County Kerry. Here you will find an array of activities, from Watersports, Sailing Camps, Tetrapod Trackways, Boat Tours, Valentia Island Slate Quarry Tours and Valentia Island Lighthouse Tours.