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When it comes to the Dingle Peninsula there are some eye-catching places to stop and check out on your travels. Two musts are as follows,

  • Commute to and from our picturesque town by day so you can take in the breath taking scenery the Conor Pass has to offer.
  • Embark on a day trip around the Dingle Peninsula taking in the world famous Slea Head Drive.

With this in mind I am going to list 5 breath-taking view points to check out by car.

Slea Head Drive

Any trip to Dingle requires a trip around this world famous cliff side road. Made famous from movies such as Ryan's Daughter, Far and Away and now Star Wars it is a must on any activity list.

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Time: Three hours

By taxi:

By Bike:

A great way to make the most of your adventure around the western peninsula is by bike which you can book with Dingle Bikes online who also have an electric offering.

This gives you the opportunity to make the most of your stops at Paidi O Se's and TP's pubs in particular.

Coumeenole Beach

No bias here, one of the best beaches in Ireland. It doesn't get more glorious then this, especially on a fine summers day.

A world away from anything else Ireland has to offer outside of the great Blasket Islands which is mesmerising in itself.

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Time: Two hours

If you have travelled to Dingle in a group or by public transport look no further than Dingle Shuttle Bus to accommodate your every need around the breath-taking Slea Head Drive and once again giving you the opportunity to make the most of your stops along the way.

By taxi:

Dunquin Pier

One of the iconic photos from the Slea Head Drive is from Dunquin Pier where you can catch the ferry out to the great Blasket Islands.

Imagery shared online with a focus on the Irish landscape normally consists of the following backdrop which is well worth a stop on your adventure.

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Time: Two hours or full day

To organise a booking to the Great Blasket Islands from Dingle town check out the following website link or contact Alice directly.

Costs are based on the season and you can also book accommodation on the island through the following website.

Star Wars Viewing Point

One of the biggest draws to West Kerry over the last number of years has been the huge publicity generated by the Star Wars franchise, filming across the Dingle Peninsula. Once you embark on your trip around Slead Head you will come across this picturesque viewing point.

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Two hours

Fun Fact: The opening scene was also filmed for the movie Far and Away, featuring Tom Cruise on this very site.


The Conor Pass

The only way to arrive into Dingle town on a fine sunny day is over one of the highest mountain passes in Ireland (456 m) along the R560.

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Time: Two hours

There are some breath-taking views to take in from start to finish along the route and you get to drive one of the most spectacular roads into and out of Dingle town.