Activities on Bere Island
Walking on Bere Island
Also known and part of the Beara Way Walk
Beautiful walks for your family.There are three routes and this spreads across a large part of the island.
West End Loop inc Ardnakinna lighthouse walk
Mid Island Loop inc Holy year cross & Gallan standing stone
East End Loop. Inc martello Towers
Lawrence Cove Marina
This is the only marina between Kinsale and Dingle.It is a family run private marina.It is protected in all weathers and is an ideal place to leave your boat.Also available craft shop.
Cloughland Beach ,nice and sheltered with cobbled stones ,all you need is a shovel and bucket.
Scart Beach , A must,a sandy cove peaceful, beautiful and serene and safe for the children ,you will stay there for hours.
Because of its location, guarding Bantry Bay as well as its proximity to the naturally deep and sheltered Berehaven habour, it has long been regarded as a strategic location.At the height of their Empire the British had a particular interest in the island,viewing it as an important link in the Empires defence chain.From their first notable contact with the island in 1602,through their more formal set up herein 1797 until their final departure in 1938 the islands history has been interminably linked with the British.
Bere Island Heritage Centre
The centre has an excellent exhibition that interprets, in an interesting way,the islands vast heritage. Its well worth a visit.
Bere Island is the ideal place.Bikes are available for hire.
Championships 2008 held here.
At present there is a new football field and dressing rooms great for matches and games.
Starts every saturday morning at 9.30am all through the year at the football pitch,in rerrin from the great runners, to the runners ,walkers, crawlers young and old ,with boggies ,dogs, are all welcome.It is timed and Its only against yourself so come on and enjoy it all.Afterwards everyone comes to the bere island bakehouse for coffee and treats whether its the great bereisland breakfast ,rasher sandwich or homemade scones
Trips around the island
All can be arranged
This a fun trip a roller coaster for an hour around the scenic Bere island on a speed boat,all you have to do is hang on .
We can arrange a trip for you or contact Sean on 0868595701
Being an island offers great diving facilities having great shelter from all sides.
Sailing / Kayaking
Is located in Adrigole and comes highly recommended. Courses available for adults,children and groups.
At present we are trying to get a course in Bere Island for the summer.we will keep you up-dated.
There is one shop & post office: Murphy’s shop.
Two Pubs: Dessies, O Sullivans
Restaurants;The Bereisland Bakehouse,The Hotel & The Outlook
Craft shop: At the Marina.