THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA:
- Boat trips and sea angling trips with Waterville Boats are offered daily from Portmagee. Tackle on board for hire if required. Phone : +353-872202355. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Skellig Gift Store is a unique and extensive visitor attraction – a showcase for Irish craft and design. Officially acknowledged by craft workers throughout the country as one of Ireland’s most outstanding outlets, a special place to visit.
- Waterville Golf Links: Over 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world Derrynane House: Derrynane House was the ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, the Irish statesman who played an important role in gaining Catholic Emancipation in 1829. Today some 120 hectares of the lands of Derrynane, together with Derrynane House, make up Derrynane National Historic Park. Plantations and garden walks were laid out in the 18th and 19th centuries, principally north and west of the house. Some features of the demesne are strongly associated with Daniel O'Connell, including the old Summer House. The main area of the gardens, set inland and to the north of the house, can be reached through a tunnel under the road. Directions: 3.5km from Caherdaniel, off the N70 (the "Ring of Kerry)
- Ballinskelligs Watersports: At Ballinskelligs Watersports the visitor can choose between a day trip by boat to the Skellig Islands, diving at the Skellig islands or sea angling.The day trip lands at Skellig Island for approximately 2 hours, and leaves from Ballinskelligs pier at 11am daily. A non landing trip around the island leaves at 3.30 each afternoon in July and August. Sea Angling and high speed adventure trips to Skelligs are also on offer, taking approximately 25 minutes each way.
BEACHES: Waterville boasts its own sandy beach & in close driving proximity you will find:
Ballinskelligs Blue Flag Beach renowned for its miles of golden beach and turquoise water. For sports lovers, Ballinskelligs is an ideal location, offering world class water sports from windsurfing to sea angling. Ballinskelligs Regatta is held every year in the village.
Derrynane Blue Flag Beach : Activities include, kayaking, canoeing, horse-riding, diving or simply stroll along the golden sands.