The Wild Atlantic Way in County Kerry

Tarbert to Kenmare
Bromore Cliffs near Ballybunion. ©de Carrigafoyle Castle. ©de Map of Kerry's WAW

Stretching Ireland’s western seaboard, the Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal touring route in the world. Over 2,500km in length, spanning Ireland’s western counties, the route takes in some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll ever see. 

The Wild Atlantic Way is not a destination but a journey. Here, you’ll discover warmth in the wild continuous landscape and visit the most spectacular places: UNESCO World Heritage site Skellig Michael; the largest karst landscape in the world, The Burren; and the traditional Irish towns dotted along our western coast. WAW sign

The Wild Atlantic Way is alive with literature, music, stories, and surf. Its landscape, flora, fauna, and sheer size have inspired everyone from WB Yeats to John Lennon. 

Where else would the rolling landscape and Gaelic spirit inspire the dreamers and the Atlantic Ocean call the world’s greatest surfers? Where else would actor Sean Connery, Hollywood legend Maureen O’Hara, and poet Seamus Heaney escape from it all? e Wild Atlantic Way, that’s where!

"Things To Do and See” - Wild Atlantic Way (County Kerry):


  1.                   Tarbert Ferry and Lighthouse
  2.                           Carrigafoyle Castle
  3.             Bromore Cliffs and Stone Forts
  4. Cycle and stroll throught history, Eco Trek (Ballybunion)
  5. Ballybunion Beach and Castle
  6. North Kerry Museum and Rattoo Round Tower (Ballyduff)
  7. Kerry Head Peninsula coastal drive
  8. Banna Beach Walk
  9. Ardfert Cathedral
  10. World`s Best Links Golf – Ballybunnion GC and Tralee Golf Club
  11. Tralee – Blennerville Windmill, Annagh Church, Fenit Beach and Lighthouse, Siamsa Tire Folk Theatre, Queen Scotia’s Grave, Tralee Town Park and Museum
  12. Tralee – Start of the Dingle Way walking route and other walks
  13. Rose of Tralee Festival in August
  14. Tralee – Ireland’s family friendly capital – Aquadome, Playdium, Wetlands Centre, County Museum and Town Park.
  15. Hulberts Fine Foods - award winning local product.
  16. See Tralee Bay from Brandon and walk on Irelands longest sandy beach at approx. 40km
  17. Follow the footsteps of St. Brendan the Navigator. South West Walks Ireland
  18. Climb the unmissable Mt. Brandon Walk (952m) with various routes suitable for all and visit Cloghane and Brandon.
  19. Conor Pass scenic views and walks – Irelands highest mountain pass drive at over 400m
  20. Gallarus 10th Century Oratory and Slea Head Coastal Drive
  21. Ferry to unique Blasket Islands with amazing history, guided tour, walks, swimming and wildlife
  22. Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium, Seal sanctuary and Play at Height Climbing Wall
  23. Inch Beach, Annascaul, Dingle Peninsula, Town and take the must do boat trip to see world famous Fungi the dolphin 
  24. Killarney including The Gap of Dunloe, Killarney National Park, The Blue Pool, Muckross Abbey,Muckross House and Lakes, Ross Castle, Torc Waterfall
  25. MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountains and Irelands highest Mtn. Corrán Tuathail (1,039m)
  26. Killorglin – Puck Fair in August – Irelands Oldest Fair
  27. Rossbeigh Beach
  28. Cahergal and Leacanabuaile Ancient Stone Forts 
  29. Valentia Island – 385 million year old Tetrapod footprints fossil
  30. Valentia Island – World famous Valentia Slate Quarry
  31. Valentia Island – Geokaun Mountain and Fogher Cliffs (600ft)
  32. Valentia Island – Bray Head walk, Blue Pool Natural Swimming Pool and Culoo Fishing Cliffs  
  33. Valentia Island – Skellig Experience Heritage Centre
  34. Valentia Island – Knightstown and Boat trip to the Skellig Islands
  35. Coomanaspig Mountain scenic viewing spot
  36. Skellig’s Chocolate factory
  37. Ballinskelligs Blue Flag Beach and Castle,
  38. Bolus Head loop walk and Waterville village with its connection to Charlie Chaplin 
  39. World`s Best Links Golf – Waterville GC and Dooks GC
  40. Derrynane Blue Flag beach 
  41. Derrynane House home of Daniel O’Connell
  42. Staigue and Loher Ancient Stone forts
  43. The Kerry Way walking trail (130km) – the world’s best long hike
  44. Kenmare Harbour Tour, Old Kenmare Road, Star Watersports and 4,000 year old stone circle
  45. Guided Motor & Walking Tours -
The Wild Atlantic Way in County Kerry