Inch or Ínse meaning Sea Meadow (Oilean Ínse - Island of Inch) is best known for its impressive Blue Flag beach. It offers miles of golden sand and breathtaking scenery showcasing mountain, beach, valley and sea. Standing on the beach, the 360 degree panoramic view before you encompasses the McGillycuddy Reeks, Rossbeigh Beach and the northern shores of the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Slieve Mish Mountains which form the backbone of the Dingle Peninsula and the magnificent sand dunes that stretch along this amazing sand spit. A majestic setting, which has inspired artists, poets, writers and was chosen as the location for the Hollywood films Ryan’s Daughter and Playboy of the Western World.
Adventure sports enthusiasts will delight in the activities here, wind, wave, kite and land surfing to swimming, canoeing and kite flying. Why not learn to surf at Inch? It is a great place for beginners and long boarders or just someone who prefers mellow, fun waves rather than death defying rides! Surfing on Inch is enjoyed all year round and surf schools run for the summer season from May to September.You can watch glider planes taking off from the beach and hang gliders launching from the surrounding heather clad hills. Inch Polo Festival is an annual Polo Competition played on the beach. This is one of the world's few beach tournaments, played with a grass ball on full length fields.Inch is a wonderful place for hikers offering peaceful fuchsia lined country roads, long sandy beaches, to the more challenging hills of the Slieve Mish range. The Dingle Way passes by the hills above the beach.
Inch is a first class beach for bass anglers. Both ends of Inch beach yield bass and flatfish. Children can search the shallow rock pools for crabs, periwinkles and other shellfish. Inch is internationally recognised for its ecological, biological and geological significance. This is a designated special area of conservation for its winter water fowl. Birdwatchers can see choughs and Brent geese. There noisy colonies of seabirds nesting on the sheer cliff face on the northern side of the beach.Inch is also a wonderful family holiday destination. Children can enjoy the simple pleasures of the beach, exploring the sand dunes, swimming and building sandcastles making.