Make a holiday cottage in Beara Peninsula (Kerry) your home away from home
This part of Ireland is renowned the world over thanks to its stunning mountainous landscape dotted with tranquil crater lakes. It is also an archaeological haven boasting numerous sites of interest. As soon as spring begins giving way to summer, tourists from all over the world begin filling up holiday accommodation in Beara Peninsula, keen on exploring this intriguing land. The most commonly available of the accommodation options offered by HomeAway are the cosy self-catering cottages in Beara Peninsula. Majority of these are set in lush countryside, surrounded by trees and green hills though there are a number that are found by the sea. Facilities guests can expect to find there are ample parking and washing machines.
Things to do
-Hiking: Every year hundreds of tourists embark on exciting backpacking trips on the islands that make up this peninsula. A walk along the Beara Way is a hiker’s dream come true as it connects most of this locale’s sites of interest while showcasing Beara’s immense natural beauty. The trail is clearly marked so visitors can explore the landscape with little fear of getting lost.
-Cycling: Getting around the Beara Peninsula by bike is just as fun and exhilarating as taking a hike. Just as with hiking, bikers will be presented with a clearly marked trail depicted on a map which will show them the best of Beara’s three islands; Dursey, Garnish and Bere.
-Boat trips: This is yet another way to discover the beauty of this magnificent peninsula. As visitors travel the peaceful blue waters they will encounter the Bull Rock and its spectacular tunnel as well as the Calf Rock among other captivating sights. The tour will also take them through a number of lighthouses.
-Sport fishing: Those who love to indulge in a spot of angling while on vacation will be glad they chose this Irish peninsula. Not far from the beachside holiday cottages in Beara Peninsula are prime fishing areas such as the one near the Cod’s Head. Those occupying holiday homes further inland can easily fish in the some of the mountain lakes, though permits will be required for this.
-Archaeological sites: As mentioned earlier, Beara Peninsula is a treasure trove of archaeological sites, preserved over centuries. Among the popular sites is the Leitrim Beg wedge grave, essentially three huge pieces of rock forming a rough bench. It can be found in a farmer’s field near Adrigole. Others include the Ardgroom, Uragh and Derreenataggart stone circles.
Weather in Beara Peninsula (Kerry)
The weather in this locale is temperate and is characterised by mild summers and winters that are also not too cold. Even in the traditionally hot months of July and August, temperature averages remain below 20°C. Since the heat is not extreme, outdoor activities are much more enjoyable for those occupying holiday homes in Beara Peninsula. There is also quite a bit of rainfall at this time of year as well. In October the rainfall increases and the temperatures continue to fall as winter approaches. Winter temperature averages range between 5 and 8°C.
Travel to Beara Peninsula
Travellers to this part of Ireland will have to use the Cork Airport which is one of the country’s three main airports. The bulk of the traffic this facility handles is seasonal flights in summer from London, Nice, Mallorca and other parts of Europe. There are also seasonal flights that operate during winter. Most of the flights are those of budget carriers like Ryanair. From here those who don’t mind public transport can take the shuttle to Parnell Place Bus Station or Kent Railway Station. There are taxis and rental vehicles at the airport terminals.