Travel Guide to Glenbeigh

About Glenbeigh

Glenbeigh is a coastal village and is just 5 minutes drive from the famous Rossbeigh Beach which is 7 kilometres in length and one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Ireland.  There are a few pubs and restaurants in Glenbeigh which are open seasonally.  The popular Red Fox Inn is only a 5 minute drive towards Killorglin and the town of Killorglin is only 10 minutes drive.

Rossbeigh Beach

Rossbeigh Beach is a beautiful sandy Blue Flag beach.  It is ideal for swimming. windsurfing, sailing, horse-trekking, sailing, sea fishing, shore fishing and many other water sports and activities are available.

Things to do in Glenbeigh and its surrounding areas

Walking in Glenbeigh

Glenbeigh and its surrounding areas offers a wide variety of walking routes from quiet country roads to coastal The Kerry Way and the ascent of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntuohill.  Perched high above Caragh Lake lies the naturally beautiful district of Glencar which is a popular section of the Kerry Way Walking Route.   It also offers some of the most picturesque picnic areas imaginable.

Cycling in Glenbeigh

Glenbeigh is an ideal place for cycling and taking in the scenery.  Why not bring your bikes along with you and if this is not possible, you can rent them in Killorglin in O'Shea's.

Golfing in Glenbeigh

The nearest 18 hole golf course is Dooks Golf Course which has spectacular views over Dingle Bay.  The next golf course is Killorglin Golf Course.  This course enjoys magnificent panoramic views of the majestic Macgillicuddy Reeks Mountain Range (including Carrauntouhill, Ireland's highest mountain) on one side and on the other golfers can take in the breathtaking sights of Dingle Bay and the Slieve Mish Range beyond. 

Other golf courses within driving distance from Glenbeigh include

Fishing in Glenbeigh

There are many rivers in Glenbeigh where you can fish.  Also, Killorglin is situated on the River Laune, an excellent salmon fishing river.  The River Laune boasts a run of salmon and the river also drains the largest of the Killarney Lakes which is known for its brown trout.   Caragh Lake lies just on the outskirts of Killorglin town.  The lake is five miles long by one mile wide and is well known to artists, walkers and lovers of nature alike.  This freshwater lake with its backdrop of the MacGillycuddy Reeks mountain range and the lower Caragh River is renowned for salmon and trout fishing and for various water sports.

Cappanalea Outdoor Centre, Caragh Lake

Located on the Scenic Caragh Lake Cappanalea O.E.C. offers a variety of activities in all types of weather to suit all ages!  These activities range from field studies to outdoor sports for all levels from the novice to the experienced.  Activities include Canoing, Orienteering, Sailing, Hillwalking and much much more.

Other local and historical attractions near Glenbeigh

  • Dromavalla - Old Church
  • Blennerhassett Monument
  • Ballykissane Monument
  • Killorglin Stone Bridge
  • St. James’ Roman Catholic Church
  • Castle Conway
  • Kerry Bog Village
  • Gap of Dunloe

Restaurants near Glenbeigh Village

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