Castletownbere is Ireland’s premier white-fishing port and visitors can watch the fishermen unload their catch, strolling along the quayside. There are numerous activities for guests of all ages to enjoy all over Beara. Take the breath-taking Ring of Beara trip to visit the Cable Car at Dursey, gaze at the open Atlantic Ocean and the wonderful rugged scenery. Stop off in Allihies for a swim in the golden sandy beach, then some light refreshments in the village before continuing over the hills to Urhan and the picturesque village of Eyeries. On to Ardgroom via Kilcatherine and onward to Lauragh, going over the Healy Pass Road into Adrigole before heading back to Sea Breeze to watch the boats enter and leave the harbour. Our advice would be to take 2 days to do this full trip – to ensure you take in all the sights and places of interest to visit… and then there is Bere Island – where you can either bring your car on either ferry – or travel on foot and walk the 7 miles stopping off to enjoy the many historical sites there.
There is also the option for those young at heart to do some of this trip on horse-back – check out Dunboy Riding Stables for further details. There are numerous Beara Way Walking & Cycling Routes to explore also.
There is a Sailing and Power-Boating School in Adrigole or Kayaking and Canoeing at the pebble beach in Tralahan in Castletownbere. For those of you who wish to take in the sea air – but without all the physical work – take a sea-angling trip on either the MV’s ‘Obsession’ or ‘Tigger, who also do guided shore angling.
A round of golf at Berehaven Golf Club or a trip to the Fighting Fit Gymnasium – both only minutes from Sea Breeze. Pay a visit to our heritage museum Call of the Sea or visit one of the many art galleries that are in Castletownbere. Have yourself pampered at Irises – Health, Beauty & Thalassotherapy Centre. Just a sample of what there is to do and see in Castletownbere and surrounding areas.