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Our Favourite Beaches

Dingle Peninsula Beaches

The Dingle Peninsula in Ireland boasts some of the most picturesque and family-friendly beaches, making it an ideal destination for a seaside getaway. One such gem is Inch Beach, a long stretch of golden sand framed by rolling hills and crystal-clear waters.

Families can enjoy building sandcastles, playing beach games, or even taking a leisurely stroll along the shoreline.

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1. Ventry Beach

Ventry Beach is a top choice, known for its calm waters and sandy shores. This family-friendly spot offers a safe environment for children to paddle and swim, with lifeguards on duty during peak times. The beach is also backed by dunes and green fields, providing a scenic backdrop for picnics and relaxation.

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2. Muiríoch

Muírioch, is a traditional sandy beach, it also offers a unique family experience with its rocky coastline and tide pools. Children can explore the fascinating marine life in the pools, discovering crabs, sea anemones, and various other creatures. The stunning views of the Smerwick Harbour make it a memorable spot for both relaxation and exploration.

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3. Inch Beach

Inch beach is a wonderful 5km long stretch of glorious sand and dunes. It is ideal for long walks in summer or winter. It is very popular for surfing, swimming and fishing. You can drive right on to the sand but do take care not to stray too far – cars have been known to get stuck!

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4. Coumeenoole Beach

Coumeenoole Beach, surrounded by rugged cliffs and dramatic landscapes, is another family-friendly destination. While the waves can be more substantial here, it’s a favorite among families for its stunning scenery and the sense of adventure it provides. A short hike from the beach leads to breathtaking viewpoints, offering a panoramic view of the coastline.

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5. Fermoyle Strand

Fermoyle Strand is a hidden gem on the northern side of the peninsula, featuring a secluded and tranquil environment. Families can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and engage in beachcombing activities, searching for shells and unique pebbles. The lack of crowds adds to the serene atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for a quiet family day out.

6. Ballydavid

Ballydavid Beach, also known as Baile na nGall, is a serene and picturesque beach tucked away in a small fishing village named Ballydavid, the beach offers a peaceful retreat with stunning views and a distinct local charm. The beach is surrounded by rugged landscapes characteristic of the Dingle Peninsula, with views of steep cliffs and rolling hills. Tigh T.P. and Tigh Bheaglaoich sit at the top of the beach serving food and drink all year round.

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7. Béal Bán & Wine Strand

Béal Bán and Wine Strand are both located near the village of Ballyferriter. Both beaches are sandy, safe for swimming and provide stunning views. ‘Ráiseanna Béal Bán’, a horse racing festival is held at Béal Bán each year. Wine Strand is an intimate, peaceful and secluded beach perfect for relaxation.


8. The Maharees

The Maharees is located near the village of Castlegregory and is famous for its extensive and beautiful beaches.  is a beautiful and dynamic area that offers something for everyone, from serene beach walks and nature appreciation to thrilling water sports. It is renowned for its excellent conditions for water sports. The area is particularly popular for surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and stand-up paddleboarding, attracting enthusiasts from all over the world.