Castlecove is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula on the N70. It is situated on the southwestern side of the peninsula, on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, as area of outstanding natural beauty.
Castlecove is a traditional rural village full of activities and holds the St. Cohan’s Festival each July. In Castlecove you will find a pub called The Black Shop Bar, O’Leary’s Petrol Station which has a grocery shop and newsagents. Plus, there is a roman catholic church and a seasonal bus stop.
The village of Castlecove is located 15 km to the West of Sneeem and 15 km to the East of Waterville on the Ring of Kerry, a 179 km long circular tourist route bordered by the Atlantic Ocean.
Castlecove has fine sandy beaches, the nearest being White Strand and Castlecove sandy beach. The coastline along Castlecove has created natural rock pools with sandy coves dotted underneath the cliffs. Its pristine ecological harmony won Castlecove an award at the World Environmental Oscars.
The imposing ruins of Staigue Fort are close by and are the finest example of a stone fort in Ireland. It’s about 2,500 years old. The defensive fort, six metres high and four metres thick, was home of the chieftain's family and entourage.
Westcove pier is a beautiful inlet from where you can moor your boat and catch up on a spot of fishing for the dinner. Derrynane beach which received the International Blue Flag and Derrynane House & Gardens, home of Daniel O’Connell the 19th century Irish politician and patriot is 6 km from Castlecove. The famous blue flag beach at Derrynane with golden sandy coves sets it apart from other holiday destinations in Kerry. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland at any time of year. It has a magical quality whether for swimming in the turquoise waters warmed by the Gulf Stream in summer or long windswept walks in winter.
The quaint village of Caherdaniel, has a convenience store, 2 or 3 great pubs which serve hot food and delicious seafood. Castlecove has everything in close proximity for creating a truly memorable self-catering holiday in Kerry. Some of the best beaches in Ireland, beautiful villages like Portmagee, Sneem, and access to award winning pubs and restaurants are all located close to our selection of self-catering holiday homes in Castlecove.
A self-catering holiday in Castlecove is an ideal base from which to play some of Ireland’s most beautiful and challenging golf courses. Waterville Golf Links, designed by Ray Floyd is an 18-hole championship links course is a mere 30 minutes’ drive away or another challenging course in the immediate area is the Ring of Kerry Golf Club in Kenmare.
Organise a boat trip to the UNESCO heritage Skellig Islands go from Ballinskelligs Pier, or take a day trip out to the Blasket Islands from Dunquin Pier on the Dingle Peninsula.
There are endless possibilities from your holiday home in Castlecove. Soak up the surrounding scenery or go on an adventure on Kerry’s Wild Atlantic Way, a self-catering holiday in Castlecove is the perfect choice for all season.