Mizen Head Lighthouse

Mizen Head Lighthouse

Mizen Head

Mizen Head Lighthouse is located on the South Western Coast of Ireland right on the “Wild Atlantic Way” on the Beara Peninsula. Take the N71 from Killarney and take a right on the R592 and then on to the R591. In my opinion, it is far more spectacular and less of a Tourist Trap than the Cliffs of Moher. You will experience a local community at work running the restaurant and the visitor centre. The views are up there with the best in Ireland.

At Mizen Head you can see :

Mizen Head Lighthouse & Bridge

Whales and Dolphins

Fastnet Lighthouse

Atlantic Seabirds

Grey Seals

The Stunning Barley Cove Beach

Also learn about:

Transatlantic cables

Irish lighthouses

Who ran the Lighthouses

What you will experience:

Locals who run the attraction are friendly

The fresh breeze from out deep in the Atlantic Ocean

Unique views of the Fastnet lighthouse the the South

On our travels back to the Lake Hotel in Killarney I visited the hidden gem that is Barley Cove Beach, the towns of Bantry and Glengarriff then stopping at Molly Gallivan’s old Famine Village. Next, it’s on through Kenmare, Molls Gap before returning to the Lake Hotel for a nice cold local beer.

I hope you enjoy the Video above on Mizen Head it will give you some idea on what you would expect, weather permitting. Mizen Head and the Kerry Cliff’s I would rate more than the Cliff’s of Moher. In my opinion its less touristy and better views and experience overall. That said if you are driving passed it would be worth a stop. Either way, I hope you enjoy your Vacation to Ireland and hope this page is useful and I can only highly recommend Mizen Head.

If you are in Killarney it takes a couple of hours through very scenic contryside to get to Mizen Head, the drive will entertain your journey and is worthwhile on its own.

Tip: If you can stay in Killarney a few days extra you will cease to live out of a suitcase and enjoy your Vacation more, save the time packing up checking in and out of your accommodation. Killarney is in the Heart of the South West and a great place to base yourself on your trip to this region.