July 2012

Ballyquin is a small, attractive beach across the bay from Brandon pier. The beach is quite exposed and the water was choppy when we were there. You are out of your depth quickly so BE CAREFUL.

When we were there we swam alone so this looks like a fairly quiet spot if that’s what you are after. There are rocks for shelter at one end. The sand here is soft with an interesting brown/purple tinge to it.

Access to the beach is through a gate and then across a sandy path. You will be carrying your buggy and it isn’t wheelchair accessible.


From Tralee take the N86 toward Dingle. Then you branch off for Castlegregory onto the R560. You bypass Castlegregory and go through Stradbally and Kilcummin. Watch out then for a right turn onto the R550 signposted for Cloghane and Brandon. Keep on this road through Cloghane and after 3 kilometres you will come to a right turn signposted for the beach.

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Ordnance Survey Map No. 70

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