Glenross is located a few minutes from the peaceful village of Glenbeigh that has been attracting visitors since the 1850s. We’re located on the north coast of the Iveragh Peninsula and we overlook Dingle Bay and Rossbeigh Beach. This part of Kerry is known as the Reeks District and has recently been named by the Rough Guides as one of the best places in the world to visit.
Kerry is a place of contrasts – rugged mountains and miles-long Blue Flag beaches; jagged coastlines and sheltered inlets; a land of early Christian monastic settlements and prosperous country houses; contemporary, lively towns and isolated mountain communities. Nowhere are these contrasts more apparent than in the Reeks District.
Located in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Ring of Kerry and the Kerry Way, Glenross is within easy reach of all the attractions, activities, heritage, culture and places to see that bring visitors here year after year.
Staying at Glenross, you’ll be able to relax, unwind and enjoy your holiday with lots to do within minutes of our caravan and camping park. Our visitors adore these local highlights:
Glenross overlooks Rossbeigh Beach, 1.5 km away. There’s a beautiful circular route where you can delight in the gentle rural setting. Catch the sunrise or sunset over Dingle Bay and the views to Inch beach opposite. During the day, the beach is a hive of activity without feeling crowded. It’s a great place for walking, swimming, surfing, sea kayaking, sea angling and horse riding.
For horse-riding enthusiasts or for those who just want the experience of a spectacular beach ride, Burke’s Activity Centre in Glenbeigh offers beach trekking on Rossbeigh beach and along the rural byways that mark this protected heritage spot. This part of Kerry is known as a “trekker’s paradise”, and Burke’s has activities for amateurs and enthusiasts alike.
Our local, traditional Irish village has all the amenities and services you need, while restaurants and pubs serve fine locally-sourced food. Importantly, there’s no shortage of traditional pubs, each with their own character, music and entertainment to add to your memories. Families will love visiting the fairy forest walk at Faha Wood and the seaside playground, Tír na nÓg.
In late August / early September, the Glenbeigh Festival attracts locals and visitors to watch the horse and pony races along Rossbeigh Beach. There’s lots of entertainment, music and even a donkey derby!
Kerry Bog Village is a 5 minute drive from Glenross and is one of Kerry’s most enduring attractions. It’s the only reconstructed village of its kind in Europe and visitors can step back in time for an authentic experience of rural Ireland’s heritage, culture and working life in the 19th century.
Golf enthusiasts can play the Links Course at Dooks Golf Club, a mere 4 km from Glenross. It was named Ireland’s most scenic Golf Links in 2020, with stunning views of Dingle Bay on three sides and providing some shelter from the Atlantic’s “gentle” winds.
The Reeks District’s traditional attractions bring guests to us every year. At Glenross, our guests soak up the magnificent mountain scenery as they undertake the Glenbeigh Horseshoe hike. Fishing in Coomasaharn Lake, Caragh river, Cromane and sea angling on Rossbeigh beach remain ever popular.
There’s something for everyone at Glenross!
From Killarney/Killorglin take the N70 towards Glenbeigh. Park is on right just before the village.
Start out at Kerry Airport. Turn left onto Farranfore – N22. Turn right onto the R561. Bear left onto the N70. Continue straight onto the N70 entering Milltown, Killorglin. From Killorglin take N70 ring of Kerry to Glenbeigh. Bus passes through Glenbeigh each day either going or coming from Killarney. Stop bus outside of houses. Check timetables at local Post Office or visit CIE Website.
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