Welcome to Dursey Island


The island, just 6.6km long by 1.5km wide, is a wildlife sanctuary, and dolphins and whales can sometimes be seen in the surrounding waters. There's no accommodation, but camping is legal, so long as you respect the common rules and clean up after yourself.

The Beara Way loops round the island for 14km (allow four hours for the complete loop), and the signal tower is an obvious destination for a shorter walk (8km round trip).


Top experiences in Dursey Island

Dursey Island activities

$80.84 Day Trips & Excursions

Ring of Beara Day Tour from Killarney

​Tour starts in Kenmare town County Kerry. The only town at Ring of Kerry and Ring of Beara. Heading south N71 towards Bonane village visiting little family run chocolate factory and Bonane Heritage Park. Driving through Caha Pass (rock tunnel) to Glengariff village in West Cork. There is optional boat trip to Garnish Island to watch seals and wild birds. From Glengariff village via R572 to Adrigole village to take road to Healy Pass which is most spectacular viewing point at Beara Peninsula. Views at Bantry Bay and Kenmare Bay (Kenmare River) at the other side of Beara and charming Glanmore Lake at the base of a mountains. Heading down towards Lauragh village and Derreen Gardens, home of many exotic trees and plants. Local people say that little derreenies are living there. From Lauragh village via R571 along the coast passing most colorful villages Ardgroom, Eyeries and Allihies. Those villages seem to compit about amount of colors, no more places like these. Pink, red, blue, yellow houses in all shades. Then trip to Lambs Head via R572 and the top of Beara Peninsula to Cable Car station to Dursey Island. Next driving back along the coast on the southern side of Beara we reach Castletownbere town. Nice, hospitable place and busy people going to the sea every night for fresh fish for the whole area. Last place which has to be visited is Uragh Stone Circle,neolithic stone circle with highest stone up to 3 meters. Circle is located at charming place between two lakes with view at beautiful waterfall. Whole tour is flexible, proposal above might be changed to customer's liking. Amount and length of stops, driven roads, time and place of pick up and drop off are up to customer.

$519.70 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour of The Beara Peninsula

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Allihies Beach, Bantry, County CorkThe picturesque colourful village of AllihiesDuration: 20 minutes

$80.84 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour of the Ring of Beara from Kenmare

Tour starts in Kenmare town County Kerry. The only town at Ring of Kerry and Ring of Beara. Heading south N71 towards Bonane village visiting little family run chocolate factory and Bonane Heritage Park. Driving through Caha Pass (rock tunnel) to Glengariff village in West Cork. There is optional boat trip to Garnish Island to watch seals and wild birds. From Glengariff village via R572 to Adrigole village to take road to Healy Pass which is most spectacular viewing point at Beara Peninsula. Views at Bantry Bay and Kenmare Bay (Kenmare River) at the other side of Beara and charming Glanmore Lake at the base of a mountains. Heading down towards Lauragh village and Derreen Gardens, home of many exotic trees and plants. Local people say that little derreenies are living there. From Lauragh village via R571 along the coast passing most colorful villages Ardgroom, Eyeries and Allihies. Those villages seem to compit about amount of colors, no more places like these. Pink, red, blue, yellow houses in all shades. Then trip to Lambs Head via R572 and the top of Beara Peninsula to Cable Car station to Dursey Island. Next driving back along the coast on the southern side of Beara we reach Castletownbere town. Nice, hospitable place and busy people going to the sea every night for fresh fish for the whole area. Last place which has to be visited is Uragh Stone Circle,neolithic stone circle with highest stone up to 3 meters.Circle is located at charming place between two lakes with view at beautiful waterfall. Whole tour is flexible, proposal above might be changed to customer's liking. Amount and length of stops, driven roads, time and place of pick up and drop off are up to customer.

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