Surrounded by mountains, the lovely village of Glenbeigh in Kerry, Ireland is a beautiful little settlement and an ideal place for a rural retreat break. Fondly known as ‘the Jewel of the Ring of Kerry’ to those who have visited when walking through this popular tourist trail, this is an appealing place to stay. Nestled by some stunning mountain scenery and with the coast very close by, this Irish village has plenty to recommend it for a special self-catering getaway to remember.
What Glenbeigh offers for Cottage Breaks
The stunning and golden sandy Rossbeigh Beach is only 2km from the centre of the village and makes for an excellent place to relax for the afternoon or day with your family or partner on a cottage holiday. There are lots of activities which can be done on the waters here such as surfing, swimming and canoeing. The scenery in the area is simply breath taking as there are the Seefin Mountains surrounding Glenbeigh and the trickling rivers of the Caragh and Behy which flow by on each side of the village.
Keen walkers will be spoilt for choice on which trails to hike and ramble through whilst holidaying in this part of Kerry. The most obvious and popular of these is the Ring of Kerry, which sees thousands of tourists visit every year, but one path which is a little less travelled is the Glenbeigh Horseshoe. This trail follows the Seefin Mountains and hills of the area, such as Drung Hill, and forms part of the greater ‘Kerry Way’. This is one of the most scenic walks through the mountains in County Kerry that visitors can take, and so if you are staying in Glenbeigh and wish to see some spectacular scenery, this is the recommended trail to take.
What’s more, those looking to do a spot of fishing on a cottage break should not be disappointed. Trout fishing is possible at Lough Caragh where the lough meets the river. It is also possible to fish by the banks of the river Behy.
Should you wish to dine out, there are plenty of cosy local pubs and fine restaurants to dine in whilst enjoying a self-catering break in the village of Glenbeigh. At the friendly pubs, traditional music and entertainment is provided in the evenings to make your Irish pub experience all the more exciting and at the delicious restaurants dotted around the settlement, you can be sure to taste some succulent seafood, caught locally from the nearby coastline. There are also a couple of convenience stores located in Glenbeigh for visitors to purchase anything they need while on holiday here.
With bird watching, hand gliding, horse riding, golfing and countless other activities on offer close by, Glenbeigh is filled with exciting things to do. It is a great family destination but is also perfect for romantic breaks due to the serene and gorgeous atmosphere of the village. County Kerry is full of natural beauty and Glenbeigh is the hidden gem which visitors return to time and time again. We trust that you’ve found our information on this village helpful but if you have any hints and tips you want to share with us then just get in touch.
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Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Glenbeigh, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Kerry.