GETTING TO BERE ISLAND
Maps, Directions, Ferrytimes.
ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS:
Walking, cycling, sea and shore angling, kayaking, sailing, diving, and mountain climbing are all available. Many of these are supported by local services; here are just some of those available.
SAILING / KAYAKING / DIVING
Sea Fishing Trips
Eamonn Orpen operates out of Castletownbere and is happy to pick up parities from the Island for a days fishing - meet Eamonn at www.irelandseafishing.com
There are 23 designated shore angling sites on the island and around the peninsula that offer a wide variety of species.
You will find every thing you need to know at www.sea-angling-ireland.org As the man says “People rarely bother fishing off islands here and yet the returns can be far better than the mainland, perhaps thanks to the complete lack of angling pressure.”
WALKING & CYCLING
The Beara Way and Beara Cycling Route both take in Bere Island. For good information and map of loop walks on Bere Island see http://www.walking.ireland.ie (Bicycles can be rented at the Lodge.)
A 9-hole links course lies almost opposite the Lodge on the mainland. Murphy’s Ferry will drop you off a short iron from the club house. www.berehavengolf.com Other courses will be found in Glengarriff, Bantry & Kenmare.
Check for performances of Bere Island Troupe
Check for Current Exhibitions at Mill Cove Gallery www.millcovegallery.com
Other useful sites: