Slea Head Drive

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Slea Head Drive is a tourist route that allows you to discover the Dingle Peninsula in the best conditions! Very appreciated by tourists, this tour allows you to meander along the Irish coast, to better admire the cliffs, reefs, bays or its white sandy beaches. In short, postcard landscapes!

Visit the Dingle Peninsula on Slea Head Drive

Stops every mile…

Slea Head Drive is often regarded as one of the most beautiful roads in Ireland. It starts at Dingle on the R559 and offers from the start an exceptional view of the Irish coastline and its surroundings. You can be sure that the beauty of the landscape will make you make many stops by car, time to admire the panorama and take a few pictures! (The road has a few low sides which have been specially built for the occasion).

This road will take you through many small villages such as Dunquin, a small fishermen’s hamlet whose port offers shuttles to reach Blasket Island, a beautiful island, deserted by its inhabitants for more than 60 years.

Don’t miss the Dunbeg Fort, a circular prehistoric fort (called a ringfort in English), which is said to date back to the Bronze Age. It was built on the edge of the Falaise, but can be seen from the road. The vestige is rather nice, and well preserved.

If you continue further, don’t forget to stop for a while to admire the breathtaking view of the bay and the cliffs of Ballyferriter. The spectacle is impressive and will reveal Ireland in its greatest beauty! The Atlantic Ocean crashes with all its might on the reefs of the Peninsula, and contrasts astonishingly with the lush green of the surrounding grassy plains!

Be careful, however, with the road, which can sometimes be narrow and full of holes…

Practical informations

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Address Address: follow the R559, from Dingle
Lieu : (County Kerry)

Coordonnées GPSGPS : 52.134315,-10.369677

PricesPrices* :

  • free
*prix indicatif pouvant varier en fonction de la saison et de la politique de l'établissement.