Tiny Dursey Island, at the end of the peninsula, is reached by Ireland's only cable car, a rickety 1960s contraption that sways precariously 30m above Dursey Sound. In a perfect photo op, livestock take precedence over humans in the queue. It runs continuously in summer, and at set times only the rest of the year – check the website for details.
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).