The Beara Peninsula is situated towards the far south west of the Republic of Ireland, to the west of Cork. Visitors looking to spend their holidays on the Beara Peninsula will find that there are a large number of self catering cottages available for rent. Many of these cottages are set within rolling green countryside, for which Ireland is renowned and enjoying spectacular views of the rugged coastline.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays on the Beara Peninsular will more often than not be looking for a close to nature, get away from it all holiday. Many will be taking their hiking boots and waterproofs in preparation to explore the Caha and Slieve Miskish Mountains, which run through the centre of the peninsula. The ruins of Dunboy Castle, the Copper Mines Museum and Puxley Mansion are other popular tourist attractions within the peninsula. Many visitors enjoying their holidays on the Beara Peninsula may also enjoy one of the frequent organised boats trips to the islands surrounding the coastline, such as Illnacullen, Dursey and Ardgroom.
Many travellers looking to spend their holidays on the Beara Peninsula will be looking to travel further afield to explore all the wild beauty that this corner of the Republic of Ireland has to offer. The nearby Dingle and Iveragh peninsulas are an equally powerful draw for hiking and exploring enthusiasts, with their mountainous landscapes and rugged coasts with their many bays, inlets and islands. Those visitors who are enjoying their holidays on the Beara Peninsula, but still wish to enjoy all the amenities of a city, may wish to spend a day in the city of Cork, which is approximately two hours drive away. The second city of the Republic of Ireland boasts some fine shopping, cinemas and theatres, as well as some interesting architectural structures, such as a St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays on the Beara Peninsula should be aware that this region experiences a mild and changeable climate. The summer temperatures will often reach the mid 20s degrees Celsius; whereas the average winter temperatures will reach around 10 degrees Celsius and will very rarely fall below freezing. The region’s annual rainfall is very high at around 60 inches, so it is very important for travellers spending their holidays on the Beara Peninsular to take waterproof clothing!