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An interesting little town

Alllihies Beach was very windy and cold at the tip of the Beara Peninsula. It had a lovely little... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
MacLachlan
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Adelaide, Australia
Remote but beautiful !

The descent from the Castletownbere side of the Beara Peninsula, reveals Allihies beach in all it's... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
RayS34
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Roscommon, Roscommon, Ireland
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6 Apr 2018
“An interesting little town”
26 Jun 2018
“Ballydonegan - Best beach around”
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Ballydonegan beach is down the hill from Allihies and is the best beach in the locality. While the area provides spectacular views and there are marvellous coves, most of the coves are stony and sandy beaches are relatively rare. Ballydonegan beach is a fine stretch...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank J B
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We always travel early in the year before tourist season so the water is generally too cold unless you are in a wet-suite, but there are great pubs and adventure to be found on the Beara if you get out and explore.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank robydanger
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Alllihies Beach was very windy and cold at the tip of the Beara Peninsula. It had a lovely little cafe and Mining Museum which my hisband thought was worth visiting.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank MacLachlan
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The descent from the Castletownbere side of the Beara Peninsula, reveals Allihies beach in all it's glory ! It's a sight to behold ! Great for a picnic and an afternoon of relaxation....but it's a long drive for a day out and parking can be...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank RayS34
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Turned out to be a beautiful day so we decided to stay for the day! Beautiful unspoilt safe beach with toilet and water facilities nearby. Village is 2 mins by car and local shop provided us with essentials for picnic although Not the best stocked!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank jencork
Reviewed 21 August 2016

so nice little village, sometimes busy, lovely views, friendly people, coloured houses and small streets.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

Sat in the shelter amongst the rocks on a wildly windy but sunny day and listened to the Atlantic breakers. An end of the world feelinga and a really beautiful spot.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Island-Seeker0
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Ballydonegan beach has some new steps. It's all part of the new costal defences. The storm of 2014 ripped through the steps and stone defences. The beach was in a terrible state and not good for children. The Cork County Council recently replaced the old...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Iwillya
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Near the colourfull village of Allihies, the beach offers clean and safe water with a nice vew on the mountains and Dursey island. Toilets avalable

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank billaroch
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Really liked this beach, lovely for swimming. Not actual sand, something to do with the old copper mines, while it feels a bit tougher it doesn't stick like sand which is a major bonus. There is a small river on one side of the strand...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Rox09
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