Protected by its long harbour wall, Fenit is a sheltered place for a swim. The water was calm when we visited and ideal for a swim along the shore. Nearer to the wall the combination of calm water and sand makes this a good place for children and families to visit.
The beach, such as it is, is a mixture of sand and stones; similarly, the wade is stony in parts but once you get into your depth the water is soft and welcoming.
Fenit has a decent sized car park and there is a ramped access to the beach which is suitable for buggies. Behind the beach is a nice walkway, lined with seats, and this is manageable for wheelchairs. It also has some picnic tables.
Fenit is a Blue Flag beach with lifeguards during the summer months. The car park has decent toilets and there is a play area nearby.
All in all this is a very suitable place for families to visit, but don’t expect the beach to be all sand.
From Tralee take the R551 toward Ballyheigue and then take a left turn onto the R558 for Fenit. In Fenit drive through the village until you see a car park on your right hand side.
Ordnance Survey Map No. 71