What to do and see in Glenbeigh, Ireland: The Best Places and Tips

March 21, 2018 Milan Banda

Glenbeigh or Glanbehy (Irish: Gleann Beithe) is a location in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. The area is on the Iveragh peninsula, which is the largest peninsula in southwestern Ireland. The parish and is home to Rossbeigh Beach, Glenbeigh Towers, Coomasahran Lake, Rock Art, the Natterjack Toad and Kerry Bog Pony. Owing to its natural heritage, history and its location on the Ring of Kerry, Glenbeigh is a popular tourist destination.
Restaurants in Glenbeigh

1. Rossbeigh Beach

Rossbeigh, Glenbeigh, Ireland 353-64-31633
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4.5 based on 233 reviews

Rossbeigh Beach

Reviewed By angester - Brussels, Belgium

Kids loved playing with hubbie in the sand dunes while I went for a super run on this beautiful beach!! We also spent an hour pony trekking on the beach with Burkes - highly recommend too! Great playground and tennis courts and the wonderful Rosspoint for lunch/dinner and a pint when you have had enough fresh air!

2. Inch Beach

Inch, Ireland
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4.5 based on 628 reviews

Inch Beach

Reviewed By Del G - Kildare, Ireland

This wild natural geographical spit never disappoints.The beach is a ever evolving spectacle and a captivating holistic and therapeutical experience for all who visit. My grandmother called it "a piece of heaven on earth". After almost fifty years of visits and holidays at Inch, I can only wholeheartedly agree and vote it our No 1 spot to visit, Travellers enjoy the natural phenomenon and witness all other visitors being likewise bewitched before your eyes. Sammys fantastic beach bar to replenish your hunger or thirst, a joyful spot to socialise with family friends as you arrive or before you depart or maybe even make new acquaintances is the icing on your travel experience.

3. Staigue Fort

Castlecove, Ireland
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4.5 based on 248 reviews

Staigue Fort

Reviewed By JnVSydney - Sydney

Due to the weather being foggy and hazy, all the ruins were peering through the mists of time and very atmospheric to visit. Our first major stop was Staigue Fort, just beyond Sneem and via a very long and windy track into the countryside. This round stone fort was built between 300 and 400 AD for a king or a lord. It's considered the best of it's kind in Ireland and obviously built by someone with a great need for security. The walls are 6m high and 4m thick - incredible. Given it's around 1600 years old it is in amazing condition.

4. The Caragh Lake Trail and Mountain Spur

13 km south west of Killorglin overlooking Caragh Lake, Caragh Lake, Ireland
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

The Caragh Lake Trail and Mountain Spur

Breathtaking views of Caragh Lake, as well as Cromane, Rossbeigh and Inch in the distance, and on a windy day, it’s the best possible spot to blow away those cobwebs! If you’re walking with children, there’s also a Geocache hidden at the top – the perfect incentive. Follow signs for Caragh Lake Forrest.

Reviewed By John O - Portmagee, Ireland

The mountain spur is short and rewarding with 360° views that include the lake and it's small islands; Seefin mountain stands sentry to the rear of the lake with the Magillycuddy Reeks, Dingle Bay and the Atlantic ocean visible behind.
Short walk - excellently maintained and posted route through the woods

5. Burke's Beach Riding

Glenbeigh, Ireland +353 87 237 9110
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5 based on 70 reviews

Burke's Beach Riding

Reviewed By Michael L - Benicia, California

We experienced the two-hour trek on a lovely summer day. Gerard paired our family of two adults and two teenagers up with suitable horses and two guides. Another family was also on the two-hour trek at the same time, but the stables separated and spaced our groups so we each had our own private experience.
We are not experienced riders and none of us had ridden English before, but our guides quickly settled us in and oriented us. The horses were bulletproof.
The two-hour trek takes you along one-lane country roads around and up the mountain before a stunning descent to Rossbeigh beach/strand and a ride along the beach. Our entire family enjoyed the time.
Call out to our guides, especially Amy, who provided wonderful commentary along the way about the locale and horses.

6. Kingdomwaves Surf School

Inch Beach, Inch, Ireland
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5 based on 39 reviews

Kingdomwaves Surf School

Kingdomwaves Surf School is an Irish Surfing Association approved school providing professional surf instruction and the hire of equipment and both Inch and Banna Beach in Co. Kerry. We offer a we offer a safe, fun and exciting introduction to Surfing on two of the most beautiful Beaches in Ireland. Lessons are suitable for all ages and abilities from up to around 80 so get in touch and we will get your Surfing off to the right start.

Reviewed By Herlecon

Mixed experience group had a blast learning to surf. Very friendly guys, booked same day and ended up with private lesson. Group leader was patient, some people had little or no experience, aged from 11. As an aside, apparently being good at ballet helps you...MoreThanks so much for leaving a review. Glad you had a great time Surfing with us and hope to see you again:)

7. Dooks Golf Club

Glenbeigh, Ireland +353 66 976 8205
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Dooks Golf Club

Reviewed By danmccarthy - London, United Kingdom

Thank the Baby Jesus Christ I met Delia from the Grove Lodge Guest House (finest B&B in Kerry) otherwise I would never have found out about this golf course, and bejaysus I would have really missed out. It is absolutely brilliant - from the moment...MoreThanks for the great review Dan enjoy the rest of your trip and we hope to welcome you back to Dooks in the not too distant future !

8. Cromane Beach

Lower Cromane, Killorglin, Ireland
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Cromane Beach

Reviewed By Fifi192

Nothing compares to the wild and rugged beauty of Cromane. Standing on the beach watching the sun set behind sandy inch and seeing the surrounding Mountains reflected in the serene blue sea is breathtaking. Lovely peninsula if you're a keen walker or bird spotter. And nearby bar jacks for lunch and a guiness make this a perfect stop off if you're holidaying in Kerry.

9. Kells Bay House & Gardens

Kells Bay | Co Kerry, Cahersiveen V23 EP48, Ireland +353 66 947 7975
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4.5 based on 213 reviews

Kells Bay House & Gardens

Kells Bay House & Gardens is Ireland's premier sub-tropical botanical Gardens situated overlooking Dingle Bay on the Ring of Kerry. It is home of the SkyWalk, Ireland's longest rope bridge (112 foot long). Ideal for everyone with over 3 kms of walks and lots of Dinosaurs for the children. We also have 4 star accommodation in the former Hunting Lodge, with our Cafe and our Thai restaurant, Sala Thai, open daily throughout the year (by prior appointment only in January).

Reviewed By h32 - Dublin, Ireland

Visited last week and was very impressed by the additions since last year to this excellent must see attraction. As a wheelchair user; accessible toilet facilities are available beside the restaurant. Billy tells me the new wheelchair accessible apartment will be ready for use in the New Year.

10. Kerry Bog Village Museum

Glenbeigh, Ireland +353 66 976 9184
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4 based on 239 reviews

Kerry Bog Village Museum

Reviewed By 101jumper - Kansas City, Missouri

We often romanticize what life was like in the old days. The Kerry Bog museum does a good job of quickly establishing the reality of life in Ireland "back in the day." This is a small museum but it is informative and pretty and a welcome diversion from a long day of driving on the Ring of Kerry. The best part is the two Irish Wolfhounds who greet visitors.

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