Glenbeigh / Rossbeigh

Glenbeigh is a small peaceful village at the foot of a well-wooded mountain and close to the head of Dingle Bay. A gentle village in which to relax, framed by the Coomasaharn horse-shoe mountains to the south, Seefin to the east, Curra to the west and Slievemish to the North. It offers many places of great scenic beauty.

Glenbeigh is probably best known for its golden blue flag unspoilt Rossbeigh beach, which lies on the outskirts of the village. Just as you exit the town in the direction of Cahersiveen you will see a turn to the right signposted for Rossbeigh. Rossbeigh Beach stretches for seven glorious kilometres and truly is one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches offering spectacular views across to Inch Beach and the Dingle Mountains.  It is an ideal beach for swimming, windsurfing, sailing, horse-trekking, sea fishing, shore fishing and many other water sports and activities.

Right next to the beach is probably one of the best-located kids' playgrounds (it's an all-weather playground) you are ever likely to see. The playground is very aptly named Tir na Nog which translates as “land of the young”. It’s the ideal location to occupy an hour or so for the kids leaving you free to walk the beach (provided of course you have somebody to mind the kids in the playground). The playground name also builds on the connections between Glenbeigh and ancient Irish folklore. In ancient Irish folklore, many Fianna legends centre around the village of Glenbeigh where Diarmuid and Grainne are believed to have spent some days hiding in a cave in the valley of the Behy and Rossbeigh is said to be the location where Oisin and Niamh took to the sea on their white horse to live in the land of youth - Tir na nOg.