British Beaches

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Ballinskelligs Beach

Dungeagan, Kerry

An extensive sandy beach and Natural Heritage area located on the western side of Ballinskelligs Harbour, 2km south of Dungeagan. A little west of the village are the ruins of the ancient castle of the McCarthy Clan and the ancient Abbey.

Beach Type



Ballinskelligs village has some restaurants and accommodation
Great arts centre in village called the Cill Rialaig project


Watersports centre provides kayaks and windsurfing

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

Beach is cleaned regularly.


Dogs required to be on a leash and dog fouling removed.

Tourist Information


Nearest town: Dungeagan
County: Kerry
Latitude/Longitude: 51.816, -10.2681


From Caherciveen take N70 south. Look out for signs for Ballinskelligs (Baile na Sceilige) which is about 7 miles from main road.

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Dungeagan