Waterville is a seaside resort located on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. It is one of the towns crossed by the Ring of Kerry, a 180 km touristic circuit covering the most beautiful sites of the region. Waterville is a charming little town, famous for its idyllic setting, its beaches, but also for having been Charlie Chaplin’s holiday resort in the 1960s .

Visit Waterville


Waterville is the tourist city par excellence: there are magnificent beaches, a wild and beautiful coastline, as well as shops including restaurants, hotels, B&Bs, and other shops especially dedicated to visitors who come to spend a few days on the Iveragh peninsula…

The city centre is one of the nicest corners of the city: there are many pubs with music played by local bands, the shops around attract the eye with their colourful facades and their products often made from local handicrafts, and the streets are quite pleasant to walk through…

Coastline and Beaches of Waterville

Situated at the end of Ballinskelligs Bay, Waterville offers many nautical activities, such as fishing, boating, water-skiing, or, for the more courageous, simply swimming in the often cold Atlantic water…

It is also very nice to walk along the city’s coastline. You will discover there exceptional wild landscapes, and intense colors (especially in good weather), from azure blue to intense green…

Waterville: discover the map

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Waterville: activities and sites to visit

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