Take a day trip along the beautiful Ring of Kerry through the magnificent Killarney National Park, or to the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula where the scenery is ever changing.This area has a great selection of unspoiled beaches and there are also many historical and archaeological sites in the region. There are some wonderful coastal walks and trails, along with opportunities for fishing and surfing. The golfer is spoiled for choice with a Ballyheigue Castle golf course, Tralee golf course just 11 miles away, and the world renowned golf links in Ballybunnion only 13 miles away. The beautiful Ballyheigue beach is 1 mile from the guesthouse adjacent to the quaint village where you will find shops, restaurants and pubs.
LOCAL TO BALLYHEIGUE
The beach is only 5minutes drive from the house. It is an extensive sandy beach within a designated Special Area of Conservation. You can swim in the clean Atlantic waters on the beautiful blue flag beach. It is one of the safest beaches in Kerry and is life guarded throughout the bathing season. The beach runs from Ballyheigue south for over 2 miles to the Black Rock and to the outlet from Lough Akeragh.
Shorebreak Surf School: The school provides surf lessons and equipment rentals throughout the year from Banna beach, and the instructors are all qualified and fully trained.
Fishing: There are many fishing opportunities in the surrounding areas, just to name a few;
- Kerryhead, 6miles from Ballyheigue
- Banna Strand, 6miles from Ballyheigue
- Bannow, 10miles from Ballyheigue
- Fenit Pier, 12miles from Ballyheigue
Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club: Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club is situated in the town centre and overlooks the picturesque town and beach. For booking enquiries please visit: ballyheiguecastlegolfclub.com
Ardfert Pitch & Putt: For the more casual golfers the Ardfert pitch & putt offers fun for all the family with a pinch of healthy rivalry.
Ardfert Castle: There are three medieval churches and two ogham stones on-site. Open daily for visitors from April to September, guided tours are available on request and last approx. 40 minutes.
Culture & Arts: Ballyheigue Festival takes place annually in July.
TRALEE & BEYOND
Tralee Golf Club: 18-hole course, visitors are welcome. A variety of Green fees available, as well as equipment for hire, booking in advance is necessary.
Culture & Arts:
Rose of Tralee Festival: The world renowned festival takes place in August
Listowel Races Festival takes place in September
Listowel Writers Week takes place at the end of May.
Nature & Scenery:
Ring of Kerry: Arguably one of the most spectacular scenic drives in the world showcasing the breathtaking south west coast and the magnificent Magillycuddy Reeks mountain range and much, much more. Definitely not to be missed!
Killarney National Park: The park comprises of 10,000 hectares of beautiful lake & mountain scenery at the foot of the Magillicuddy Reeks. Must sees include Muckross House & Torc Waterfall.