An extensive sandy beach in a rural environment. The area is renowned for its miles of golden beach and turquoise water. The area is located with the Ballinskelligs Bay and Inny Estuary proposed Natural Heritage Area (pNHA) and also forms part of the Ballinskelligs Bay and Inny Estuary Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Iveragh Peninsula Special Protection Area (SPA).

The beach is located on the western side of Ballinskelligs Harbour, 2km south of the village of Dungeagan located in the Gaelic speaking part of the County. A little west of the village are the ruins of the ancient castle of the McCarthy Clan and the ancient Abbey.

Ballinskelligs is accessible via the N70 from Killarney, then changing to the R566 after Cahirciveen/ before Waterville. The beach is lifeguard patrolled during the bathing season. Lifeguard times can be viewed by clicking on the tab above or by checking out the information noticeboard at the beach. 


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