One of the best and most underrated drives in Ireland: Driving the Ring of Beara! Here’s all you need to know about this stunning driving in Cork and Kerry!
🤔 One of the best drives in Ireland: Driving the Ring of Beara!
What is the Ring of Beara?
The Ring of Beara is a road trip peninsula that runs through two counties, Kerry and Cork.
⌚ How long does it take to drive?
The Ring of Beara driving route is around 137 km (around 80 miles) so it’s definitely easy to do in a day. Without any stopping it would take you around 3-4 hours. I recommend stopping a few times along the way to make the most of it.
📍 Where does it start?
You can start driving the Ring of Beara from either Glengarriff in County Cork or start in Kenmare in County Kerry (which is also a starting point for the Ring of Kerry).
😍 Why should you go?
It’s a lot lesser famous than the Ring of Kerry, but, some say it’s more beautiful. I was in awe of some of the sights. Ireland really is so beautiful. It was quite a dull and rainy day when we went so I can’t imagine how stunning this drive would be during the summer.
Potential stops along the Ring of Beara;
Gleninchaquin park, Kerry
Healy Pass, Kerry
Dursey Cable Car and Island, Cork
Mare’s Tail Waterfall, Cork (Ireland’s highest waterfall)
Where should I stay?
We stayed in Eyeries, a small town in the West of Cork. We stayed in glamping pods for the very first time and loved every minute of it. Here is a full post about our experience here. We absolutely loved it.
Here’s a link to book the glamping pods if you’re interested.