Kerry Beaches

County Kerry is home to some of Europe’s finest beaches and with the country's largest coastline, it is no wonder that we have 13 Blue Flag Beaches!!

So what exactly does this accreditation mean?

Regular testing of the water quality, ensuring you a safe area for bathing and swimming!
Best practice standards are adhered to for both the built and natural landscape
Getting the Blue Flag accreditation also ensures you, algae- & vegetation-free area to relax safe in the knowledge that you are in a ‘protected area’

Almost all the beaches have rich golden sand with little or no stone with little or no over crowding, even during peak times.


Most Popular Beaches in Kerry

  • Ballybunion Beach – 5km long and 100 meters wide!!
  • Ballyheigue Beach – 3km long and located in a special area of conservation.
  • Banna Beach – the beach where Rodger Casement was arrested in 1916. Banna Beach is also regarded as an area of major ecological interest.
  • Fenit Beach – A popular swimming & surfing beach, just minutes from the fishing village of Fenit.
  • Maharbeg Beach – Fast gaining international acclaim as a premier area for serious surfers & windsurfers.
  • Ventry Beach – A beach steeped in natural heritage with flora & fauna at every turn. 
  • Inch Beach – 5km long, rich in natural habitats and the film location for Ryan's Daughter!
  • Rossbeigh Beach – If you tire of surfing and swimming, why not take a horse ride along this visually stunning beach.
  • Kells Beach – A great family beach with lots to see and do, take time to explore the rocky façade.
  • White Strand Beach – Arguably the county's smallest and most intimate beach, this is a great place to spend time relaxing and unwinding.  A real out-of-this-world feel!
  • Ballinskelligs Beach – a designated area of natural heritage.
  • Derrynane Beach – Quite simply sand and water, as far as the eye can see…


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