Slea Head

Slea Head

Slea Head Dr

Co. Kerry

Ireland

 

restaurant

This is a parking bay overlooking the sea bay where you can stay overnight for free. No facilities just a beautiful view of the bay. It is a small parking area which is very busy during the day with tourist coming and going to get a picture. But at night you can be all alone with the sound of the sea and the stars above. This is part of the ring of Dingle, which is an excellent drive across the rocky sea front. 

Before you get to the Ring of Dingle you will pass Inch Beach where there is a tea room and a spectacular long beach. It’s worth a stop here to see the beach with the mountain tops in the back ground. If you are a surfer then this beach has some of the best surfs in Ireland.

On route to Slea Head you will go through Dingle bay. A small fishing harbour overlooking the Dingle peninsula. As you enter Dingle you will see a right hand parking sign where you can park up next to a Lidl shop. From here it’s a five min walk into Dingle Bay. It’s a colourful little fish bay with shops, bars and food restaurants. At lot of fresh fish here and well worth getting a bite to eat. We stopped in Harringtons resturant where I had a very nice piece of fresh cod.

When leaving the car park head through Dingle bay town with the harbour on your left, then at the roundabout turn left then follow the signs to Slea Head. As you move round you will pass a pub called Paidi O Se's. If you ask inside you can usually stay here the night if you don't fancy staying at the bay.

Further along the route after you have tackled the cliff drive which for some may be a bit hair-raising, you will drive past the Blasket Center. You can stop here to read about the Blasket Islands from the past. 

From here it’s a short journey on, past a Pottery shop on the right then as the road turn a sharp right there is a small left turn to a viewing point. Go down this left and you are at your overnight stop overlooking the bay. If the weather is good there are a number of coastal walks across the cliff tops that provide excellent views and photo opportunities. 

One word of warning if the weather reports are severe and reporting wind warnings this can be a very windy site and you will not get much sleep. So if strong winds have been reported then head for one of the lower bays to camp overnight. 


Leave a Reply