This summer explore the hidden magic of Kerry by exploring the less – popular spots around the Kingdom, with beautiful picturesque views.
We have taken a look at 5 of Kerry’s hidden gems:
- Glentenassig Woods
Glentenassig Woods is a sheltered valley among the Slieve Mish Mountains where the landscape is just breathtaking. Off the beaten track, it is an outdoor enthusiasts dreamland with over 450 hectares of woodland, mountains, lakes and peatland to explore.
With 3 waymarked trails and about 8 km of forest road in this block of forest. This provides the ideal location for a long hike or for a family cycle. Although remote, Glanteenassig is only about 6 km from the sandy beaches at Castlegregory thus providing the perfect diversion for the holiday maker on the days not suited to the beach or when one tires of sun and sand. To get away from it all there is no better place to spend a day or even an afternoon.
- The Back Beach of Maherres
The Back Beach of Maherres is located just outside Castlegregory along the Dingle Peninsula. The back beach is a 3 mile long sandy spit! Surrounded by the sea on 3 sides this area is a natural environment of sand dunes, sea, surf, and the magareers islands known as the Seven Hogs.
- Nuns Beach Ballybunion
The most spectacular beach in North Kerry, the stunning views at Nuns Beach in Ballybunion have been carved over aeons of time by the rough atlantic waves into a horseshoe shaped cove. This secluded beach lies just north of Ballybunion Castle. It is located under an old convent, and was used by the resident nuns in times past as a private bathing area. It is part of a scenic cliff walk which includes the Nine Daughters’ Hole and wonderful views of sea stacks. The golden sands of Nun’s Beach are tantalising, but access is by boat only, or, for the very brave, down the side of the cliff with the assistance of a fixed rope handrail.
- Geokaun Mountain – Valentia Island
With breathtaking views across the Dingle Bay, the Kerry Mountains and the never ending beautiful Atlantic ocean. Visitors have the option to either drive or walk the trail to the summit meaning people with less mobility are not missing out on these spectacular views
- Skellig Chocolate Factory
Located just on the Skellig Ring, just off the main Ring of Kerry road and nestled along the Wild Atlantic Way. Skelligs Chocolate is Ireland’s only fully ‘open plan’ chocolate production kitchen where you can get up close and see your chocolatey treats being made in front of you. Take some time and talk to their friendly staff while you taste some ridiculously fresh (and free) chocolate samples as you take in the incredible scenery.
You’ve got the inspiration for places to visit and have fun – so what are you waiting for? Plan your summer getaway in Kerry today at DiscoverKerry.com.
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