This is an extensive sandy beach. The beach is located within an area with a number of environmental designations. The beach forms part of the Akeragh, Banna and Barrow Harbour Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and proposed Natural Heritage Area (pNHA), as well as the Tralee Bay Complex Special Protection Area (SPA).

The beach runs from the village of Ballyheigue southwards for over 3km as far as Black Rock or to the outlet from Lough Akeragh. This is a bright seaside resort, its beach is the continuation of the magnificent Banna strand and is dominated by the ruined neo-gothic mansion of the Crosby family and looking out on panoramic views across Tralee Bay. The local Maritime Centre has scientific and natural history exhibits on show for the public. From Tralee, take the R551 north to the town of Ballyheigue.

The beach is lifeguard patrolled throughout 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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