Dingle Peninsula

Dingle Peninsula, photo by Jibi44
Dingle Peninsula (photo by Jibi44)
 

The Dingle Peninsula is located in County Kerry, southwest Ireland.

Famed for its rugged beauty and indigenous cultural heritage, the area has long been a holiday destination, drawing both Irish and foreigner visitors.

The region is known to have some of Ireland’s highest mountains and most beautiful beaches. For the adventurous, there is the Dingle Way, a scenic 92-mile (150 km) hiking trail that takes a circular route around the peninsula.

It is also known for its lively pub and music culture.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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The Shores Country House

Situated in Castlegregory, The Shores offers panoramic sea views and overlooks the longest beach in Ireland. The luxurious guest house also has a view of Mount Brandon to the west. Average score from 128 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$80 - $128

 
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Ardrinane House

Situated in the picturesque village of Annascaul, the family-run Ardrinane House is nestled within the hills of the Dingle Peninsula. Set in landscaped gardens and with free private parking, the home is beside the Annascaul River. Average score from 126 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$63 - $102

 
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The Old Anchor Inn B&B Annascaul

In the heart of picturesque Annascaul village, The Old Anchor Inn B&B Annascaul features light rooms with flat-screen TVs and crisp, white linen. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and home-made pizzas. Average score from 140 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$64 - $96

 
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Inspiration Lodge

Situated less than 10 minutes’ drive from Inch surfers’ beach, Inspiration Lodge is a traditional Irish thatched cottage which offers picturesque views of the McGillycuddy Reeks mountain range. Average score from 129 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$48

 
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Annascaul House Bed & Breakfast

With free Wi-Fi and free parking on site, this family-run B&B is situated on the Dingle Peninsula, just 5 km from the famous stretch of beach features in numerous movies. The Inch Strand is 10 km away. Average score from 99 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$75

 
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See all hotels in Dingle Peninsula.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Beenoskee Bed and Breakfast

Beenoskee Bed and Breakfast

Beenoskee Bed and Breakfast offers spectacular views from its peaceful surroundings overlooking Brandon Bay Beach and Mount Brandon. The B&B is within walking distance of the beach. Average score from 230 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$59

 
$599.5
The Shores Country House

The Shores Country House

Situated in Castlegregory, The Shores offers panoramic sea views and overlooks the longest beach in Ireland. The luxurious guest house also has a view of Mount Brandon to the west. Average score from 128 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$80 - $128

 
$809.5
Fort Farmhouse B&B

Fort Farmhouse B&B

Situated 5 minutes’ walk from the nearest sandy beach, Fort Farmhouse B&B overlooks Brandon Bay and the Maharees Islands. Water sports, surfing and horse riding are just some of the activities which can be enjoyed in the local area. Average score from 68 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$85

 
$859.4
The Old Anchor Inn B&B Annascaul

The Old Anchor Inn B&B Annascaul

In the heart of picturesque Annascaul village, The Old Anchor Inn B&B Annascaul features light rooms with flat-screen TVs and crisp, white linen. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and home-made pizzas. Average score from 140 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$64 - $96

 
$649.0
Ardrinane House

Ardrinane House

Situated in the picturesque village of Annascaul, the family-run Ardrinane House is nestled within the hills of the Dingle Peninsula. Set in landscaped gardens and with free private parking, the home is beside the Annascaul River. Average score from 126 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$63 - $102

 
$638.8
Annascaul House Bed & Breakfast

Annascaul House Bed & Breakfast

With free Wi-Fi and free parking on site, this family-run B&B is situated on the Dingle Peninsula, just 5 km from the famous stretch of beach features in numerous movies. The Inch Strand is 10 km away. Average score from 99 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$75

 
$758.6
Inspiration Lodge

Inspiration Lodge

Situated less than 10 minutes’ drive from Inch surfers’ beach, Inspiration Lodge is a traditional Irish thatched cottage which offers picturesque views of the McGillycuddy Reeks mountain range. Average score from 129 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$48

 
$488.5
Kilcummin House

Kilcummin House

Kilcummin House is located in Castlegregory, 45 km from Killarney. Free private parking is available on site. Some units include a seating area for your convenience. Views of the sea, mountain or garden are featured in certain rooms. Average score from 71 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$80

 
$808.2
Paddy's Palace Dingle Peninsula

Paddy's Palace Dingle Peninsula

Paddy's Palace Dingle Peninsula enjoys a picturesque location in the small Irish village of Annascaul in County Kerry. Average score from 81 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$11

 
$117.6
Fort Farmhouse Self-Catering

Fort Farmhouse Self-Catering

Fort Farmhouse Self-Catering is located in Castlegregory. Free WiFi access is available in this holiday home. The accommodation will provide you with a satellite TV and a patio. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$85

$85-

Highlights:

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Natural
Beaches
Among the region’s many beautiful beaches, two are of special note:

Inch Beach -- considered one of Ireland's most beautiful. This is a four mile long sand spit, the beach is popular with both surfers and anglers.

Castlegregory/Cloghane. The beach is popular with surfers and windsurfers. The windswept north shore of the peninsula is home to many great beaches, some of which host national and international surfing competitions. The road between here and Dingle Town leads over the Conor Pass, the highest mountain pass in Ireland. A steep, narrow and meandering road, the Conor Pass offers magnificent views of Brandon Bay and the treeless valley below.
Hiking and Trekking
The Dingle Way is a scenic 150 km long trail that takes a circular route around the peninsula. It traditional starts from Tralee to Dingle via Inch and Annascaul, then winds around the coast to Slea Head, on to Cloghane and then follows the northern coast of the peninsula back to Tralee. But visitors can hike just a section of it, or find other trails in the region’s beautiful backcountry.
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