Four Bays walk
07.11.2019 - 09.11.2019 12 °C
Walking day, we parked up at Castlegregory after driving the long way round as motorhomes are advised against travelling the Conor Pass out from Dingle.
Castlegregory was in the main closed, so we had home made sandwiches. Magherabeg beach was full of surfer dudes in their hip vans. We chatted with them before heading out on a 10 mile, 4 bay walk, part of the Dingle Way. We headed out around Garrywilliam Point, Scraggane Bay, Tralee Bay and Brandon Bay. Nice to stretch the legs but was well ready for a rest at the end.
We stayed the night at Seaside Caravan site, Tralee Bay, not really set up for tourers but let us stay for 10 Euros - as the shower block was full of spiders we had use one of the static caravans for showers and toilet facilities. We were right on the beach and watched the sunset and had a walk at sunrise - magical Bay.
The site owners are looking to build on the land so the site may not be there for much longer, they had just bought a fire engine and were having training on how to use it - all in an attempt to reduce their insurance premium.
Next morning a drive up to the Shannon Estuary ferry, great crossing on a beautiful day - landing in County Clare, 21 euros. Coffee is available on board but it is only a 20 minute crossing.
We intended to wild park for the night at Spanish Point, but barriers and signs have gone up. We moved onto a second marked car park on the beach at Doonbeg, but alas it had been taken over for staff parking at a Trump Towers Golf course. We moved onto White Strand, where there were a few campers and a bonfire on the beach. Great spot for the night but we arrived in the dark.
We woke to some mixed weather sunshine and blustery showers in a lovely bay, we set out for a walk along the cliff top, but we had only gone 10 steps when we got blasted with sideways hale, we were drenched after making a run back to Ela. And low and behold more signs saying no motohome parking, oh well too late now.