Mannix Point Camping & Caravan Park (Mortimer's)

Mannix Point, Cahirciveen
Tel.: +353 (0) 66 9472806

Mortimer's Mannix Point Camping & Caravan Park is situated at the edge of Europe., This tranquil park with 500 metres of waterfront is spectacularly located. It is surrounded on three sides by hills and mountains and faces the Atlantic islands of Valentia and Beginish on the south west. It is described in prestigious travel guides as “one of the best campsites in Ireland”; “one of our best addresses”; “a nature lovers paradise” and much more.

Mannix Point was opened as a Camping and Caravan Park in 1984. It was very small and very basic. Everyone said “Don’t change anything. It’s perfect”. Each year since then I made changes and each year people said “This is perfect. Don’t change anything”. In another twenty years it may be “perfect”. We’ll see!

Mannix Point is a special place. That’s not just my biased opinion. Mannix Point has won fifteen national and international awards including The Award of Excellence and The Best Welcome in Europe.

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You will find a full range of facilities here. Hygiene and cleanliness are high on our agenda. I have been a walker and camper all my adult life and I know how important it is to step in to a clean, hot shower. The laundry is equipped with two commercial washing machines and two commercial driers plus a sink for hand washing. Clothes lines are available outside.
Washing up facilities, with continuous hot water, are also in this room. The Camper’s Kitchen is well equipped with crockery and pottery plus cookers, microwave fridges and freezer. (These facilities were not available when I was camping!) The adjoining dining room is comfortable and spacious.

Mannix Point Photo Competition Winner 2012
“Making new friends” by Sharon Houlihan
(Photo Competition Winner 2012)
Mannix Point Photo Competition Winner 2013
“Two tents at night” by Martin Laduch
(Photo Competition Winner 2013)



The impeccably clean on-site facilities include a cosy campers’ sitting room with turf fire in the evenings which is renowned for impromptu music sessions. There are no pool tables, no television and no video games. There is a campers’ kitchen and dining room with cookers, microwave, fridges and freezer plus a BBQ and picnic area. The laundry has automatic washers and dryer and the washing-up area provides continuous hot water. There are two fully equipped bathrooms including a hairdressing area in the women’s room. The office and reception which is open daily from 9am until late provides an extensive range of information for visitors.

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One of the highlights of Mannix Point is the Campers’ Sitting Room warmed in the evenings by a turf fire. Impromptu music sessions are part and parcel of this place. They may or may not happen at any time. It can be up to you but you are almost certain of a great session during the last two weeks in July and the first two weeks in August. If you can play or sing or dance or whatever, come and join in. I provide a couple of guitars, a consertina, tin whistles, a keyboard and organ but purists who have been here already tend to bring their own instruments. I wonder why? Outside there is a BBQ and picnic garden, which is especially popular with groups.

Mannix Point caters well for tents large and small, motor homes (campervans) and caravans with electricity, water and hard stands.

Your well-behaved dogs are welcome and there is ample exercise space for them along the foreshore. On the park they must be kept on leads.


Sitting Room

Sitting Room

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Mannix Point Camping & Caravan Park (Mortimer's)
Special Offers at Mannix Point
Starts: 02 Feb 2016    Ends: 30 Sep 2016
Trading Months
March - October
Business Hours
By Appointment
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015.
Angling on Site or Nearby, Child Friendly, Entertainment, Family Run, Garden, Golf Course Nearby, Guest's Lounge, Guide Dogs Welcome, Laundry Facilities, Onsite Parking, Pets Welcome, Wi-Fi Internet,