Kells Bay

Kells is an old picturesque fishing village situated halfway between Glenbeigh and Cahersiveen. It is a quiet and peaceful place undisturbed by recent developments and is home to Kells Beach, one of Kerry's Blue Flag beaches (some refer to it as Kells Bay). There are beautiful views of Dingle Bay and the Blasket Islands from this region. To get the best views you need to head to an area close by called "mountain stage". From here with the mountains as a backdrop (old railway tunnels run through the mountain from a bye gone era) you can get great views, weather permitting, of the coastline. The beautifully engineered "Gleesk Viaduct" (an old railway bridge) built in 1892 can also be seen from here.

If you are into hill walking then a stage of the "Kerry Way" passes here, an ideal day's activity. Also in the area you will find Kells Bay Gardens. An old Victorian Garden containing one of the foremost collections of Southern Hemisphere sub-tropical plants in Europe, assembled from Australia originally but more recently from New Zealand and South America.