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Fermoyle Beach Walk

  • 4 km / 2.5 miles
  • 1 to 2.5 hours depending on route chosen
  • Easy

Natural History: Bird watchers and archaeologists will find this route of interest as you will find numerous species along the walk, together with shell middens in the sand dune system. There is one extensive shell midden right on Ceann Duimhche which appears to have some stone structures built into it, and there is also evidence of a lime kiln close by. It is also a superb beach for shore fishing.

Route 1 Directions: From Fermoyle Beach Carpark, The hour walk swings to the left (west), along the beach, around Ceann Duimhche, and returns along by the back beach. Follow the route along the back beach and it leads on to a small arched gate. Turn to the left and after a short distance on the road turn left again and you will be brought back to the carpark at Fermoyle beach.

Route 2 Directions: A longer route along the coast is to remain on the beach and follow the Dingle Way out on the Western side of the Maharees peninsula to Kilseanaigh, Maharees. From the carpark at Fermoyle the walk follows an easterly route along the beach. During the summer the waters along the coast are tempting to swimmers, divers and surfers.


What people are saying about us

  • Character building hike

    Started from the faha carpark by the grotto, through sheep pastures up to the stony narrow walk along the edge of the valley. There’s a bit of scrambling on the vertical rise from this point up to the top, then a short walk along the top to the peak.

    J Sheehan

    – May, 2022

  • A nice hike in rain and sun.

    Great mountain to climb research the routes the tourist route is ok but the other routes can be more challenging but great views of Tralee bay.


    – July, 2021

  • Lovely

    Absolutely stunning! Breath-taking views (which I partly saw on google as it was covered in clouds in a day we went there. Well marked so it is hard to get lost. The first part (app. 1,5km) can be slightly hard and long, but it gets better later

    Anna M

    – July, 2021

  • Great climb, with varied terrain

    Really nice climb to the summit, with an easy to follow trail. Just go up by the grotto at the start and you can’t go wrong. Varied terrain and beautiful views throughout, keeping things interesting for the 4 hours round trip. Highly recommended.


    – September, 2019

  • Stunning

    Spectacular views – take the time to climb around everything that you see. From the top, you will have a great view – maybe a low cloud sitting between two ridges?

    Frederick, MD

    – September, 2019

  • Great walk up Mount Brandon

    What a special place!! It’s a bit of a hard walk up, but the white posts and crosses mean you can’t get lost when the mist descends. Epic views and very atmospheric in the swirling mist on the day we were there. But folks… Please! Please! Take home your orange peel and banana skins! They don’t belong strewn on top of such a beautiful mountain.

    Sam V

    – June, 2019


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