ballinskelligs beachThere are some beautiful sandy beaches around Ballinskelligs, the main Ballinskellig Beach (also known locally as Ladies Beach) comes complete with an old castle ruin known locally as McCarthy Mór Castle (or Ballinskelligs Castle). It was used back in the 15th & 16th centuries to guard against pirates. 

It makes for a lovely backdrop to Ballinskelligs Beach which is also Blue Flag listed.