Inch Beach

Blue-Flag Inch Beach lies on Daingean Bay on the Dingle Peninsula. Visitors to Dingle will find this place well worth a stop as it is a perfect place to come at any time of the year to blow away the cobwebs.

When you actually see Inch beach the name may seem a little ironic for its expansive sands stretch for around 4 miles, across the entire south-west side of the Inch Peninsula.  There is a surfing school directly on the beach and the place is popular with surfers and other water-sports enthusiasts. 

There is plenty of parking along the length of the beach.  It is possible to drive your car right onto the sands, although cars which rive too far down the beach often get stuck in the sand. 

Inch Beach has views over Dingle Bay and the mountains of Kerry.  It has been used as the set for various films, including Ryan’s Daughter. 

Sammy’s Restaurant is directly next to the beach and serves Dingle Bay oysters as well as the usual streaks and cakes.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs required to be on a leash and dog fouling removed.

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  • Swimming/bathing


  • Shop

Nearest town

An Daingean

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Parking available.


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