County Kerry Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 14 swimming beaches listed in County Kerry. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

  • Banna Strand ©

    1. Banna Strand Beach

    Banna Strand is a magnificent stretch of golden, sandy beach that stretches for approximately 10 kilometres along the Kerry coastline, backed all the way by sand dunes, some of which reach a height of 12 meters. The beach sits in Tralee…

  • Ballinskelligs ©

    2. Ballinskelligs Beach

    The extensive sandy beach at Ballinskelligs is well known for its fine golden sand and clear water. It is located on the western side of Ballinskelligs Harbour within a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Natural Heritage Area (NHA).…

  • Ceann Tra ©

    3. Ceann Tra Beach

    3 miles of beautiful, safe, sandy beach set on the Natural Heritage Area of the Dingle Peninsula a few miles from Dingle town. The main beach - Ventry Strand is backed by a small dune system. Other features include a small lake, wet grasslands…

  • Kells ©

    4. Kells Beach

    Kells, on the Ring of Kerry is a small fishing village on the north coast of the Iveragh Peninsula. It is backed by gently rolling hills and has a distinctly rural feel. The small sheltered beach has fine sand and plenty of rock pools.…

  • Ballybunion Ladies Beach ©

    5. Ballybunion Ladies Beach

    Flanked by caves and overlooked by the famous castle green, at low tide you can walk over to the men's beach and stroll as far as the Cashen river.

    Alternatively if tides forbid this you can do the cliff walk which will overlook…

  • Ballyheigue ©

    6. Ballyheigue Beach

    Ballyheigue has a long, sandy beach , next to the scenic resort village. Connecting with Banna Strand to the south and Kerry Head to the north, it is part of a long stretch of beaches, backed by dunes, that span for over 10 kilometres…

  • Rossbeigh ©

    7. Rossbeigh Beach

    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…

  • Inch Strand ©

    8. Inch Strand Beach

    Blue-Flag Inch Beach lies on Daingean Bay on the Dingle Peninsula. Visitors to Dingle will find Inch Strand 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…

  • Derrynane ©

    9. Derrynane Beach

    Located on the Ring of Kerry in a Natural Heritage Area (NHA) is the natural harbour of Derrynane Bay. Within this bay is a beautiful beach of fine sand with rocky outcrops.

    The largest stretch of sand is known as 'Danger beach'…

  • Fenit ©

    10. Fenit Beach

    Fenit is a small, sheltered sandy beach, looking south onto Tralee Bay, with excellent views across to the mountainous Dingle Peninsula on the other side. Thanks to its sheltered location and calm waters, the beach is very popular for…

  • White Strand (Cahersiveen) ©

    11. White Strand (Cahersiveen) Beach

    White Strand, as the name suggests, is a scenic near-white sandy beach located along the beautiful Ring of Kerry. The beach is about 500 m long and is in a sheltered location, which means that the waves and currents around the beach are…

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    12. Magherabeg Beach

    Magherabeg Beach is a long and sandy rural beach in County Kerry, on the Magheeres Peninsular 3 miles north of Castlegregory. It is about 6 miles long in its entirety and stretches from the hamlet of Fahamore (complete with a bar) along…

  • Ballybunion Mens beach ©

    13. Ballybunion Mens beach

    The Mens beach at Ballybunion is the biggest of three beaches in this seaside resort. Stretching for several miles this is one of the most peaceful beaches on the coast and you won't have any problems finding a quiet spot to yourself.…

  • Ventry Bay ©

    14. Ventry Bay

    Set in a deep south-east facing bay, Ventry Strand is one of the more sheltered beaches on the Dingle peninsula. It's also the biggest featuring an enormous 3 kilometre crescent of golden sand.

    As a Blue Flag award beach you can…