Today We bring you to …Kerry
This week we are visiting a section of the Wild Atlantic Way in Kerry. Kerry is a beautiful county in the southwest of Ireland and is very popular with tourists for its many attractions and breath-taking scenery, is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy spending time by the sea as there are some stunning beaches in the area.
Located to the north of Tralee Bay, The Wild Atlantic Way brings you from Tralee to Fenit, Barrow and further north to Banna. Tralee is the capital town of Kerry so will have everything you need.
As you head west from Tralee, the first stop would be The Spa. It is 6km from Tralee so a quick drive but you can walk along the coast if you fancy.
Next stop along the route would be Fenit:
Fenit is a small village situated 12km from Tralee, which is the capital of Kerry. If you are interested in boat trips, fishing, swimming, kayaking or sailing then this is a little gem of a village for the whole family. It also has a blue flag beach and blue flag marina.
Moving in direction of Barrow, which is located 6km north of Fenit, boasts one of the most picturesque golf courses in the country. It also has a secret beach, which can be accessed by crossing the golf course. It’s mostly locals that know about it so it’s a quiet and unspoilt spot for a beach walk, swim or a picnic. Just to note that it doesn’t have toilets or a lifeguard but it really is worth a visit.
Further north again is the 10km stretch of golden sandy beach known as Banna Strand. It is especially popular with surfers and has a blue flag. There are many caravan parks and cottages in the area where you can stay.
If you have time, you could keep heading north to Kerry Head where you will have miles of quiet country roads to walk.
Kerry ( Ciarraí or more anciently Ciarraighe) means the “people of Ciar” which was the name of the pre-Gaelic tribe who lived in part of the present county. It is the fifth-largest of Ireland’s 32 traditional counties by area and the 15th-largest by population.
Located by the Atlantic, it is no surprise that seafood is very popular and there are lots of restaurants in the area that specialize in seafood.
Fish and chips takeaway from Spa Seafoods:
Seafood Pie at The Oyster Tavern:
Be sure to try the local Cronin’s Cider
Kerry’s Motto: Comhar, Cabhair, Cairdeas
“Co-operation, Help, Friendship”
See you for the next city, bring your luggage …