"The Wild Atlantic Way" in Kerry

Here you can find our favourits spots to see on the Wild Atlantic Way in Kerry

The Coast of Kerry is arguably the most scenic stretch of Ireland’s most popular visitor showcase “The Wild Atlantic Way.

Here we will explore some of the highlights and spots you can visit when staying in Killarney.


The Wild Atlantic way on the Ring of Kerry & Skellig Ring

Kerry Cliffs Wild Atlantic Way

The Kerry Cliffs at Portmagee

Amazing Cliffs 400 feet higher than the Cliffs of Moher. The view of the Atlantic is as wild as the Wild Atlantic Way can be. Looking out over the Ocean, The Skellig Islands and Puffin Island.

  • Fishing Village of Portmagee
  • Bridge to Valentia Island
  • Coominaspig pass, Highest pass in Ireland
Valentia Lighthouse Wild Atlantic

Valentia Light House

Beautiful location, open to the public but the area is spectacular.

  • Tetrapod Trackway, 385,000,000 years old
  • Slate Quarry and Grotto
  • Transatlantic Cable Museum
Bray Head Valentia

Bray Head on Valentia Island

Bray Head is a way to get out of the car and walk up this very scenic trail. At the top there is an old viewing tower overlooking the Skelligs and Puffin island. If you look north you can see the tower on Dunmore point on the Dingle peninsula.

  • Saint Brendan’s Well
  • House used for Guinness Commercial
  • Transatlantic cable point.
Saint Finians Bay

Saint Finian's Bay

Saint Finian’s Bay overlooks the Skellig Islands and Atlantic Waves. Popular with Surfers, its not safe to swim here due to rip currents. If you roar “up Kerry” here eight times at the Skelligs you will hear the echo come back to you.

  • Chocolate Factory
Derrynane House Wild Atlantic Way

Derrynane House, Gardens and the "Beach"

The Beach the Beach the Beach, there is an old 13th Century Abbey, the House is open to the public and the Gardens are free.

There is a Coffee Shop with a beautiful courtyard, named after the Ahamore Abbey.

This is also a nature reserve, its worth looking up Vincent Hyland he has amazing information on the area.

Coomikista Pass Wild Atlantic Way

Coomikista Pass

One of the Great Vistas of the Wild Atlantic Way. A monument to Commandant Pat Quinlan and the Movie “Siege of Jadotville” has recently been added here.

Views of Scariff and Begnish Islands, Derrynane looking South. The the North Waterville and below Loher Stone ring Fort.

Wild Atlantic Way on the Dingle Peninsula

Coumeenole Beach Dingle

Coumeenole Beach & Dunmore point

Hollywood Films, Star Wars, Far & Away, Ryan’s Daughter just to name a few. This Place is the most westerly beach in Europe. Views of the Blasket Islands and one our favourite picnic stops for your packed lunch.

  • Slea Head Crucifix
  • Grave of Peig Sayers and many Blasket Islanders

Watch the tide here waves can come in quickly on the beach, no swimming.

Clogher Strand Dingle peninsula

Clogher Strand Dingle Peninsula

One of Irelands most spectacular Beaches more so when there are waves in the Atlantic. The Sleeping Giant can be seen in the background. Here you can see massive waves breaking on the headlands before landing on the beach. Great care is needed here if you are going on the beach when the waves are big.

  • Louis Mulcahy Pottery 
Inch Beach

Inch Beach

Another one of Ireland’s most spectacular Beaches. We do not recommend driving on the beach, cars are not insured to do so, so please park and walk. Popular with Locals, Surfers, Horse Riding, Glider airplanes have been known to fly from here. The Beach was used in Hollywood films. A great place to stretch your legs if you have been in the car for a while.

  • Surfing lessons on site
  • Restaurant Coffee Shop
Great Blasket Island

Great Blasket Island

The beautiful and Historic Blasket Island situated off Slea Head and Dunmore point in Dingle. Take a boat trip there and hike the once inhabited Island. See the old village where you can stop at the Coffee Shop, see Peig Sayers house and the old settlment.

Promontory Forts are also visible on the north side of the Island.

  • Seal Colony very visible
  • Beautiful beach
  • Good chance of seeing Dolphins or a Whale in calmer weather.

Wild Atlantic Way Beara Peninsula

Uragh Standing Stone Circle

Uragh Standing Stone Circle

Uragh Stone Circle is situated beside Lough Inchiquin on the way into Gleninchaquin park. This is a Stone Age Monument and looks amazing.

  •  Gleninchaquin Park
  • Healy Pass

Gallery of The Wild Atlantic Way in Kerry