The Beach Guide

Rossbeigh Beach

Rossbeigh Beach - County Kerry

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Rossbeigh is a 6 km long, sandy beach with spectacular views over beautiful Dingle Bay. It is one of the best beaches in the area. It makes up part of the Ring of Kerry, a 179 km tourist route with plenty of scenic views in this part of Ireland. At low tide, a good expanse of fine sand is revealed.

Rossbeigh beach is ideal for swimmers, walkers, horse-riders and surfers. Being a Blue Flag beach means not only is the water clean, it is safe with a lifeguard on duty during the summer months. At the end of summer there is an annual horse riding festival held on the beach.

The beach is part of the Castlemaine Harbour Special Area of Conservation, and is an important site for diverse flora and fauna.

Toilets and a café can be found at Rossbeigh beach, towards the southern end of the beach as well as plenty of space for parking. For more amenities head to the village of Glenbeigh around 2km away which has a pub, shop and more places to eat.

The beach parking is close to the water so there is good access for those with mobility problems. There is a large children’s play area next to the parking area.

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

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