Last Updated: 31st July, 2022
Listed below are some of the best beaches in County Kerry. The Blue Flag one of the world’s most recognised eco-labels recognises beaches for their clean environment, excellent water quality and natural beauty has been awarded to 13 beaches in County Kerry.
Ballinskelligs Beach in the little village of Ballinskelligs a short distance from Ballinskelligs Harbour, is a great beach for all the family with lots of activities in this area of Kerry, and with views of the World Heritage Site of Skellig Michael in the distance
Ballybunion Beach located in this Kerry coastal village of Ballybunion, with the links golf club overlooking the Beach, a wonderful location, visited by the former President of the United States, Bill Clinton. In olden time the beach to the left had been used by the men and the beach to the right for the women's use. Ballybunion is just a short distance from Listowel.
Ballyheigue Beach in the coastal village of Ballyheigue County Kerry, where this Blue Flag beach is popular for its many water sport activities. Ballyheigue is a short distance from Tralee town centre.
Banna Beach also know locally as Banna Strand is a golden sandy beach blue flag beach approximately 10 km long and is located just 13 km from the town of Tralee in County Kerry, is a rural beach, with a protected dunne system, an area of major ecological interest, it is a designated special area of conservation.
There is ample car parking and toilet facilities. Lifeguards are on duty daily in June, July and August. Food, drinks and ice creams are available from stalls located in the Car Park. Don't miss Sean's Pizzas which are just delicious and very reasonably priced
Derrynane Blue Flag Beach on the Ring of Kerry is a beach to be enjoyed for the area surrounding it and its golden sands. Enjoy some horse riding on the beach or some of the many water activities available. Derrynane is located in a scenic area of Kerry, a short distance from Caherdaniel.
Fenit sandy Blue Flag Beach in the County of Kerry, close to Fenit Harbour, is recognised for the flora and fauna in the surrounding area. Fenit Beach is just 6 miles tfrom Tralee town. A wonderful day out.
Inch Beach situated on the Dingle Peninsula, overlooking Dingle Bay, is a great long sandy recognised Blue Flag Beach, 2.5 miles of sandy beach, with people sometimes parking on the actual beach. A natural heritage area. Great for windsurfing, surfing, kayaking and Kite Surfing. Inch Beach was used as a film location for the famous film "Ryans Daughter".
Kells Bay has a sandy beach in this rural Irish setting, on the Iveragh Peninsula, it is situated in a Special Area of Conservation and natural heritage.
Rossbeigh Beach is situated on the Ring of Kerry located approximately 1.5 km from the village of Glenbeigh, in County Kerry.
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