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Brandon Bay Area

Brandon Bay is a long 6km crescent shaped bay with a multitude of different peaks scattered along its shoreline. Hugely popular with both windsurfers and kite surfers, Brandon Bay has played host to various World Championships and the Red Bull Storm Chase team in the winter of 2013.

Here is a selection of useful information and advice including links to local businesses in the area to help you make the most of your time here. If you require more information about Castlegregory or Brandon Bay please do not hesitate to contact us! 


Things to do & see

Brandon Bay Sauna

This barrel sauna is situated on one of the longest sandy beaches in Ireland. Enjoy looking across the bay at Mount Brandon as you relax  and enjoy the health benefits it has to offer.

O'connors Horse Riding

This family run business aims to provide you with a unique horse riding and pony trekking experience along the beautiful setting of the Brandon Bay coastline.


Glanteenassig is an outdoor enthusiasts dreamland with over 450 hectares of woodland, mountain, lake and peatland to explore. Nestled in a sheltered valley among the Slieve Mish mountains, the landscape is imposing and awesome 

castlegregory golf club

Castlegregory is a superb links golf course situated between the scenic Lough Gill and Brandon Bay. The magical colours of Mount Brandon act as a magnificent backdrop to this 5876 yard par 68 nine-hole course.

Dingle Aquarium

Oceanworld Aquarium is located along the marina in Dingle and is Ireland’s largest aquarium. They host a range of species native to Irish waters and ocean’s around the globe, including sand tiger sharks, gentoo and Humboldt penguins, Asian short-claw otters, and an array of fish species. 

Dingle Skellig Spa

Regularly featuring as a must visit on travel plans, and one of the top 10 most Instagrammable places in Ireland, the Dingle Peninsula has been cited as ‘the most beautiful place on Earth’ by National Geographic.

  • Getting Here

    Driving from Tralee, take the N86 towards Camp and Dingle
    At Camp follow R560 to Castlegregory
    Once in Castlegregory drive through the village, past the Spar shop and follow signs for Fahamore & Kilshaning. Keep going on this road for 3-4 miles heading towards the sand dunes.

    Sandy Bay: (Windsurfing School & Kayak Paddle boat rentals)
    on the Right Hand side opposite the caravan park big yellow containers

    Dumps: (Surf School & Rentals)
    1/2 mile from Sandy bay on the Left yellow containers with O'Neill Flags Flying

    Surf Shop:
    1/2 mile on from dumps turn right at Fork and the Surf shop is 1/4 mile up the road

    Sat Nav & Loc8 users:
    Put Candeehy into your machines, it will bring you
    straight to the surf shop or try:
    52 degrees 17'58.88" N
    10 degrees 01'45.99" W

    LOC8 code:PL7-01-K63

    Kerry: 45 mins
    Cork: 2 hours
    Shannon: 2 hours
    Dublin: 4 hours

    Ferry Ports:
    Cork: 2 hours
    Rosslare: 4 hours
    Dublin: 4 hours

  • Where to Stay

    A host of options are available in the local and surrounding areas. From hostels and lodges to cottages and apartments, you're sure to find the right fit. See our where to stay page for more information

  • Food

    Try some of our favorite pubs and restraunts for a delicious bite after a day on the beach. Be sure to check the hours before heading over, as they change based on the seasons. 

    Spillanes Bar & Restuarant - More Info 
    Boos at Spillanes (food truck) - @boos_spillanes on IG
    Seven Hogs - More Info 
    Pisces Restuarant - Call Now
    Milesian restaurant - Call Now
    Gregory's Garden - More Info

  • Local Services

    Kerry Sail Company (repairs) - More Info 
    7 Surfboards (repairs) - More Info
    Joe Shannon Mechanic - Call Now
    The Beach Box (gifts) - Call Now
    Spar Supermarket - Call Now
    Tim Smith Visuals & Photography - More Info

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