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Ventry Beach
Holiday Travel Guide

Ventry Beach showing tranquil scenes and a river or creek

Enjoy safe swimming, wildlife-spotting excursions and boat trips to the Blasket Islands at this beach on the southern coast of the Dingle Peninsula.

Take a daytrip from Dingle and visit Ventry Beach to feel the soft sand between your toes and breathe in the fresh sea air. This picturesque beach curves around a sheltered bay and sits in the shadow of Mount Eagle. Ventry Beach is a Blue Flag beach, recognized for its cleanliness, safety and water quality. The wide stretch of sand is ideal for flying kites, playing beach sports and taking long walks. The calm water invites you to cool off on sunny days.

Located within a sheltered bay, the beach is popular with people practicing watersports such as kayaking and windsurfing. Rent equipment and take classes at the watersports center, which opens during the summer. Horseback riding tours, also available in the summer, allow you to experience the thrill of galloping along the seashore.

Several water-based excursions are possible from the beach’s harbor. Step aboard a boat bound for the Blasket Islands, a collection of offshore islands inhabited by a small community until the mid-1900s. Spot isolated beaches and wildlife that includes breeding seabirds, dolphins and whales, when in season. Visit Great Blasket Island to see the remains of the community’s old village.

Take a walking tour of parts of the Dingle Way, a scenic hiking route which passes through the beach and around Dingle Peninsula. Visit the medieval ruins of Rahinnane Castle and a ringed fort, about a 30-minute walk uphill from the beach. Follow natural trails in the foothills of Mount Eagle to Dunquin, on the peninsula’s west coast. Marvel at the views of rolling green hills and the Blasket Islands.

The beach is about a 15-minute drive from Dingle. Public buses travel between the two destinations and link the beach with Dunquin too. Use the small parking lot located at the northern edge of the beach. Here, you’ll find maps that detail some of the nearby walking routes.

Overlooking Ventry Beach is the small village of Ventry, with cafés and traditional Irish pubs.

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Top 10 Hotels Near Ventry Beach

Cathair Gheal
Cathair Gheal
3.5 out of 5
Main Street, Ventry, Kerry (county)
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Situated in Ventry, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ventry Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Celtic and Prehistoric Museum and Art in Stone Antonio Fazio. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Charming cottage by the sea
"A charming cottage by the sea in a charming village with wonderful people. Our favorite stay in Ireland!"

Reviewed on 21 May,2018

Cathair Gheal
Self-catering Holiday Home in Beautiful Ventry
Self-catering Holiday Home in Beautiful Ventry
Ventry, Ventry, County Kerry
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This family-friendly Ventry holiday home is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Ventry Beach, Celtic and Prehistoric Museum and Art in Stone Antonio Fazio. ...
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Wonderful place to stay
"Everything about this holiday home was wonderful. Breda was a Great Hostess too. Very comfortable, like being at home. The view was beautiful, close enough to Dingle town yet in a quiet neighborhood. I would definitely go back, but stay longer next time. Michelle"

Reviewed on 25 Sep,2019

Self-catering Holiday Home in Beautiful Ventry
The Plough
The Plough
3 out of 5
Ventry Village, Ventry, County Kerry
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Situated in Ventry, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Ventry Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Art in Stone Antonio Fazio and Celtic and Prehistoric Museum. ...
The Plough
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Cathair Gheal
Cathair Gheal
3.5 out of 5
Main Street, Ventry, Kerry (county)
Cathair Gheal
Self-catering Holiday Home in Beautiful Ventry
Self-catering Holiday Home in Beautiful Ventry
Ventry, Ventry, County Kerry
Self-catering Holiday Home in Beautiful Ventry
The Plough
The Plough
3 out of 5
Ventry Village, Ventry, County Kerry
The Plough
Ó Catháin Holiday Home
Ó Catháin Holiday Home
Cill Mhic a Domhnaigh, Slea Head Drive, Ventry, County Kerry
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Garvey's Farmhouse
Garvey's Farmhouse
3 out of 5
Kilvicadownig, Ventry, County Kerry
Garvey's Farmhouse
Tigh Thor - 5 Bedroom House
Tigh Thor - 5 Bedroom House
Burnham, Ventry, County Kerry
Tigh Thor - 5 Bedroom House
Lullaby Cottage - 4 Bedroom House
Lullaby Cottage - 4 Bedroom House
Ballymore West, Ventry, County Kerry
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Tamana
Tamana
3.5 out of 5
Coumaleague, Ventry, Kerry (county)
Tamana
Historic & Charming Sea Cottage With Stunning Ocean-front /mountain Splendour
Historic & Charming Sea Cottage With Stunning Ocean-front /mountain Splendour
Ballymore, Dingle Peninsula, Ventry, County Kerry
Historic & Charming Sea Cottage With Stunning Ocean-front /mountain Splendour
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