It's the long, sandy, Blue Flag beaches that draw families to Ballybunion year after year. Located in North Kerry and well known for its glorious beaches and panoramic cliff walks! These beaches are safe for walking, swimming, and surfing, and there are caves and a medieval castle ruin to explore! While the adults are pampered in the famous seaweed baths, the children can enjoy themselves in the playground, just a stone's throw from the beach.
Enjoy the breathtaking views over Loop head as you walk high up over the cliffs overlooking the Virgin Rock.
The two commonly used beaches in Ballybunion, divided by the cliff above which stands the ruined Ballybunion Castle are "Men's Beach", and "Ladies Beach", given the fact that men used to bathe on a separate beach from women and children.
The sheer cliffs over the beach have a scenic walking path, featuring a blowhole, views of sea stacks, and a multitude of wildlife. The path takes about 20 minutes to walk, and goes round to the "Nun's Beach", a beautiful beach with no access that is overlooked by an old convent.