Kells is an old picturesque fishing village situated halfway between Glenbeigh and Cahersiveen.
It is a quiet and peaceful place undisturbed by recent developments and is home to Kells Beach, one of Kerry’s Blue Flag beaches (some refer to it as Kells Bay).
There are beautiful views of Dingle bay and the Blasket Islands from this region. To get the best views you need to head to an area close by called “mountain stage“.
From here with the mountains as a backdrop (old railway tunnels run through the mountain from a bye gone era) you can get great views, weather permitting, of the coastline.
The beautifully engineered “Gleesk Viaduct” (an old railway bridge) built in 1892 can also be seen from here.
Golden’s of Kells facilities have a spectacular location on the Ring of Kerry. It’s ideally situated over the sea at Kells, between Cahersiveen and Glenbeigh.
Cahersiveen is the unspoiled capital of South Kerry. It has a marina, a library, and plenty of shops and little streets to explore.
Nestled into the mountains where the Ring of Kerry turns inland towards Foilmore, the beautiful blue-flag sandy beach of Kells Bay is only a few minutes’ drive from us. It’s a haven for children, with rock pools and a river to keep them happy for hours on end. They can paddle and swim on the beach with fine soft sand underfoot. When the tide is in, swimmers can jump and dive off the pier.
The sheltered bay with its caves and inlets is ideal for canoeists and kayakers. The pier and headlands are popular for fishing. Deep-sea fishing competitions take place regularly during the summer.
Surfers, more confident swimmers and walkers can head for Rossbeigh, adjacent to Glenbeigh. Rossbeigh is a very long sandy beach with good surf. It’s well-known to locals as the ideal place for a good, long walk; a round-trip of about six miles.
There’s usually free entertainment in the shape of kite surfers and sky divers.
Caitins is an ideal base for touring the Ring of Kerry, Dingle and Killarney or for complete relaxation in beautiful and friendly surroundings.
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