We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sheep's Head Peninsula

Bantry, Ireland
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Fresh air & beauty.

On a bright sunny afternoon there are few places I’d rather drive than out on the Sheep’s Head... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tripnotes1
,
Bantry, Ireland
Great drive

Road is a little narrow in places but the views along the drive were exceptional! The Westlodge... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
dee27london
,
london
Read all 400 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“west cork” (25 reviews)
LOCATION
Bantry, Ireland
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (400)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 338 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a bright sunny afternoon there are few places I’d rather drive than out on the Sheep’s Head. Around every corner is a different view & beautiful view across the bay. I stopped the car at the end & trekked over the soft turf down...More

Thank Tripnotes1
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Road is a little narrow in places but the views along the drive were exceptional! The Westlodge hotel was an ideal location for exploring the Sheeps head.

Thank dee27london
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I walked this amazing Peninsula a couple of years ago. The views are stunning on a sunny day . Although we were knee deep in mud ,we all had the best time. West Cork is truly epic with incredible landscape and amazing wildlife. It is...More

Thank KathyMalahide
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The start of this is just over the road from the Weslodge Hotel. To complete the circuit, you need a car. However, we walked for about two hours in each direction. Needless to say it was raining, but it's very pretty and there's lots to...More

Thank Miriam R
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Wife and i took a two hour walk around the blue route on the Sheeps Head peninsular. Parking in the carpark by the cafe, waiting for rain to pass in the middle of Storm Brian. Two hour walk down to lighthouse, moderately hard, very windy...More

Thank fireyoranges
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Go all the way to the end and experience great scenery and a lovely walk on an easy trail down to the lighthouse...you will be glad you did!!

Thank Jrye2014
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Drove along a narrow, bumpy and bendy just paved road from Bantry along Sheep's Head Peninsula to the head. Had lovely crab and salmon sandwiches at the friendly cafe and then drove back on a relatively normal road. We drove in a 4WD which we...More

Thank yakitori19
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Having been down in the area of Kilcrohane for work on several occasions and always enjoying the drive from Bantry a cancelled appointment gave the opportunity to visit Cup anTae for lunch. I can see why the area is so popular as the sun was...More

Thank Briansgardenistop
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Sheeps Head Peninsula via a looped drive out of Bantry. Went out along the north coast on what is St times a narrow drive with dramatic coastal scenery. The route across the peninsula towards the end to get from north to south and...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Before going up to Sheep's Head, my wife and I had lunch in a small restaurant called 'The Old Creamery' in Kilcrohane. What a little gem. Spotlessly clean, lovely food, genuine friendly staff. It was a real pleasure to dine there. On Sheep's Head we...More

Thank Vincent R
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Bantry
Barleycove Beach Hotel
114 reviews
9.09 km away
Ardagh Holiday Village
3 reviews
9.97 km away
Beara Coast Hotel
220 reviews
12.81 km away
Blairscove House & Restaurant
158 reviews
21.13 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Old Creamery
53 reviews
8.75 km away
The Heron's Cove Restaurant
117 reviews
9.87 km away
O'Sullivan's Bar
190 reviews
11.06 km away
The Lookout
10 reviews
11.51 km away
Nearby Attractions
Three Castle Head
95 reviews
7.09 km away
Barleycove Beach
169 reviews
9.24 km away
Mizen Head Visitor Centre
810 reviews
10.55 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
staggerlee2015
23 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ships Head is fantastic for cycling. We stayed there two time (as walkers) and always could watch cycling tourists making there way. The streets are calm with good ground, sometimes you have to climb little hills. On top... More
0
Votes
Google Translation