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Plenty of car parking,toilets close by,lovely sandy beach,enjoyed a climb over the rocks and a... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Atherstone, United Kingdom
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Small but great, kajaks to hire, not too wavy..lovely and deep to swim in..gorgeous little park... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
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Ballinskelligs, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Plenty of car parking,toilets close by,lovely sandy beach,enjoyed a climb over the rocks and a paddle.

Thank 1950pollyp
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Small but great, kajaks to hire, not too wavy..lovely and deep to swim in..gorgeous little park area with Café..

Thank claireMullingar
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Ballinskelligs is a hidden gem, just off the main Ring of Kerry. The beach is beautiful, and very safe. The waves are very small (no surfing here!), and the bay is sheltered. There is a life guard on duty in the Summer. There is scar...More

2  Thank Kerryclan
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach not crowded Lovely walk along to the Abbey and a castle to explore on the beach. Fantastic

Thank YvonneH1680
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

What a great little beach with a castle to explore, stairs so you can climb to the top, and a little cafe at the parking lot to get ice cream/tea.

Thank Megaru
Reviewed 3 July 2018

What a spectacular beach, and spectacular views of the Skelligs, parking right at the beach. We were just driving the ring of Kerry and had to stop because it was so stunning.

Reviewed 1 July 2018

After spending three hours sailing around the Great Skellig island we decided to relax nearby Portmagee. The closest attraction was a Ballinskelligs beach with the castle. It's a wonderful white sandy beach with the breathtaking views and cafe nearby.

Thank Palazzoman
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Very nice sandy beach, ideal for families. Was not too busy when we were there. Car park and cafe are close by. There is also an old castle which boys loved!

Thank Katerina B
Reviewed 16 May 2018

When were passing from Ballinskelligs our tour guide pointed out the Ballinskelligs beach in the distance and as it was a warm day, we would have loved to have stopped and put our feet in the water or walked along the beach itself. Beautiful ecru...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

This beach is a small but very charming beach, it is not reccomended to swim as you will see why for yourself when visiting this beach, it is a true example of how dangerous and rough the sea is at times but it is defo...More

1  Thank Ciara-eric C
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