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Dingle Pennisula

Dingle and the Blasket Islands

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We arrived at Inch Beach - stunning 4 miles long finger of beach with sea on either side and the Kerry Hills to surround - Drung Hill catching the sun as it sets. We were the only camper on Inch Beach site for the night, the location is outstanding, the shower block in the process of being updated. The campsite is not much more than a field, but with some hard standing, it is opposite the entrance to the beach car park, on the opposite side of the road.

We walked out on the sands as the sun was setting, a wonderful beach, cars are allowed on the beach and the surfers were out catching the waves in Dingle Bay.

The next morning I set out to run the beach and managed the full length out and back. We made a great discovery of Sammy's cafe for breakfast, you will see the wonderful bacon and pancakes that I decided I had earned after my run. We charged up our phones and took advantage of outstaying our welcome with breakfast and coffees. We highly recommend the cafe and the location. The campsite owners are at the B&B up the road, which is an outstanding B&B for anyone looking for more comfort.

We watched Ryan's daughter film in the night and it was amazing to see the beach we had just walked on actually there on film. Great film. Actress Sarah Miles, of Ryan's daughter fame, came back to visit the beach recently and stayed at the B&B previously mentioned - there are signed photos on the wall from the visit.

We carried on the next morning to drive the loop at the end of the Dingle Peninsula which is made up of Mount Eagle, Croaghmarhin, Ballydavid Head the road is narrow and really out on the edge, but I loved driving it, with scenes stretching out over the Atlantic and the Blasket Islands. There are plenty of stopping places on this route to stop and take photos. We particularly loved the sleeping man island, see photos.

Dawn recognised many places on this route from the time she was here before - 20 years ago. We stopped at a little cafe that had a weaving loom, there was no one there but the door was open, spooky as Dawn had visited 20 years ago and just the same door open but no one around.

We looped back for a night on the harbour car park, wild camping at Dingle.

Night out in Dingle - oh what a fantastic place, we had fish at The Fish Box, we had so much food we took away half for another day - wonderful, they have their own trawlers. We went to Dick Macks and Foxy Johns bars - Dick Macks is half bar and half cobblers and Foxy Johns half bar and half hardware store. They are fab, there is a bar with a haberdashery too. We loved Dingle.

It was very windy and rainy in the night on the harbour, I did not sleep - in fact the wind managed to move a curtain truck sideways during the night, we were okay in Ela - she is holding up quite well to gusty Ireland.

Posted by tjcampergirl 09:36 Archived in Ireland Tagged sea islands rainbows ireland wildatlanticway

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