Coumeenole Beach

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Coumeenole Beach is a small beach  on the Dingle Peninsula , is known as the western tip of Ireland and mainland Europe.
The Dingle Peninsula is a hotspot for Irish tourism. Its beaches are very popular. Coomeenoole beach, in Slea Head , was used  as a setting for certain scenes from the film Ryan’s Daughter (1970) by David Lean.
Coumenoole Beach can be accessed by a very steep and winding road under high cliffs and looking out to the deserted Blasket Islands,  this is one of the most iconic beaches on the Dingle Peninsula,strong currents make it unsafe for swimming.

Access : Coordinates: 52.109904, -10.462641 / The closest passenger airport to Coumeenole is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 65 km (40 miles) away  / The Slea Head Drive road leads to the tip of the peninsula. / Parking  can be tight in sunny days.

Highlights :

  • Coumeenole Beach : Famous as one of the locations in the film “Ryan’s Daughter” (1970).
  • Surfing at Inchydoney Beach , this beach is not suitable for swimmers as the currents are strong here and it’s a popular spot for surfers.
  • Coumeenoole village : Due to its location on the coast, the town and beaches are a popular tourist destination.

Activities : Boat trips to the Blasket Islands / Photo opportunities, dramatic views of the Blasket Islands. / trekking, There are many hiking trails along the peninsula that cover all the surrounding attractions.

Go next : The main settlements on the peninsula: Castlegregory, Camp, Dingle / The main hill at Dunmore Head is the Ogham Stone, which is also a monument to the pagan past./ Near the peninsula are the  Blasket Islands.

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