We swam in Ventry two days in a row. The first was misty and dull; the second sunny and bright. Such are the joys of swimming in Ireland. But on both days the water was clear, sandy underfoot and good to swim in, and there was very little difference in the temperature between the dull and the sunny day.
The beach at Ventry is a bit exposed so you might need a windbreak if you plan to stay for a while. But the harbour does give protection and it was good for a decent swim the days we were there.
Ventry is a Blue Flag beach with lifeguards during the summer months . The car park is small with basic toilets. Access to the beach is via a short ramp/slipway which looks both buggie and wheelchair accessible.
From Dingle take the R559 signposted for Slea head. After about 10 kilometres you come to Ventry (Ceann Trá) and just past the village you will see a signpost on your left for the beach.
Ordnance Survey Map No. 70