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Ballybunion Beach


Ballybunion Beach Co Kerry ©Grainne Toomey Image courtesy Ireland's Content Pool

Ballybunion Beach Co Kerry ©Grainne Toomey Image courtesy Ireland's Content Pool

Explore the Breathtaking Beaches and Cliffs of Ballybunion

Discover the stunning beaches and panoramic cliff walks of Ballybunion, the most famous seaside resort in North Kerry.

Located in North Kerry, Ballybunion Beach is a popular destination for those seeking adventure and relaxation by the sea. Its glorious beaches and breathtaking views over Loop Head make it an ideal location for a day trip or a weekend getaway.

One of the main attractions of Ballybunion is the panoramic cliff walk that provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Take a stroll along the walking path and marvel at the Virgin Rock and the sea stacks, or listen to the sound of the waves crashing against the cliffs.

Ballybunion also boasts several beaches that cater to different preferences. The two most commonly used beaches are Men's Beach and Ladies Beach, which are divided by a cliff that leads to the ruined castle. The Nun's Beach, on the other hand, can only be accessed by a steep track with the assistance of a rope hand-rail. This beautiful beach is overlooked by an old convent and features sheer cliffs, a blowhole, and a multitude of wildlife.

Legend has it that the blowhole, also known as The Nine Daughters Hole, was the site where the nine daughters of a local chieftain and nine invading Vikings drowned after planning to elope and get married. Today, the blowhole remains a popular destination for tourists who want to take in the stunning views and learn about local folklore.

After a day of exploring, head to Ballybunion Village to sample some of the local cuisine or grab a pint at one of the traditional pubs. For those who want to extend their stay, there are plenty of accommodation options in the area.

Nearby attractions:

Ballybunion Golf Club

Listowel Castle

Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail Museum