Ballyheigue Attractions and Visitor Information

View of the Ballyheigue beach from O Neill's Bed and Breakfast Co. Kerry.

Ballyheigue is a small and intimate sea side village in county Kerry, Ireland. The village sits directly over a sweeping bay that leads ones eye off over the distant horizon, as it is in fact one of the most westerly points in Ireland.

Ballyheigue beach is the first of a sequence of beaches that lead for many miles along a beautiful crescent that culminates at Brandon Point. Ballyheigue beach is exceptionally safe for bathers, and holds an impeccable saftey record. A number of individuals in the village have over the years established a sea rescue unit, accoutered with all the modern facilities needed should an unforssen incident occour.

Ballyheigue beach has been award a Blue Flag status, the following is an excerpt from the Blue Flag website (

'The Blue Flag is a prestigious, international award scheme which acts as a guarantee to tourists that a beach or marina is one of the best in the world.'

Kerry head is the Peninsula leading out from the village and completes in a circuit of ten miles, leading back to the entrance of the village once more. This is a wonderful drive, walk or cycle, where the land is primarily farm land, and the ditches are filled in Spring and Summer with a multitude of wild flowers and berries. The views become more dramatic as the lay of the land elevates allowing for tremedous vistas across to the Maherees.

There is plenty social life in the village in the evenings, with The Atlantic Café situated about a minutes walk from our house, the White Sands restaurant also providing for a wide choice, and the local bars which put on nights of music and song, as well as the dance hall in the back of MacMahons where traditional life can be observed and celebrated by you along with the many tourists that come from other counties within Ireland and those that have travelled from further afield.

Other attractions include the playground, the castle, church and the grotto at Our Lady's Well. Please feel free to contact us for more information about Ballyheigue and booking your next stay at O Neills Bed & Breakfast, Co. Kerry.

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