For those of you that prefer to pack up the car and discover Kerry on the road, we’ve put together a list of our favourite driving routes with a few tips that only a local can tell you!

RING OF KERRY

This one comes as no surprise, the world famous Ring of Kerry is a definitely top of the list of scenic drives in County Kerry, it’s about a 200 km driving loop that hugs the coastline along the Wild Atlantic Way.

You can see the full route and maps on the Active Me website HERE

Our top tip, if you do plan on doing this route –  do it backwards…what do I mean, you ask? I mean if you are starting in Cromane instead of going to Killorglin and Killarney first , start the route from Cromane towards Glenbeigh and Cahersiveen onwards. There will be far less traffic this way around and personally we think you’ll love it more…


SKELLIG RING

I’m probably a little biased here but this is my favourite scenic drive in Kerry. The Skellig Ring Drive is in my opinion the best scenic drive – if Carlsberg did scenic drives…….

Leaving from Cromane, Killorglin or Glenbeigh, drive towards Cahersiveen. Bring a packed lunch and take in amazing views on this 90km drive of the Skellig Islands, stop off and see The Kerry Cliffs, pop across Valentia Island by ferry, stroll around the village of Portmagee. Park up and walk along Ballinskelligs beach..its stunning, you won’t be sorry!!

Finish off in Waterville village with a picture next to the Charlie Chaplin statue, then come back in the direction of Glenbeigh/Killorglin again – you can thank me later over dinner or pint at Jacks Coastguard Restaurant.

You can see the full route and maps on the Active Me website HERE


SLEA HEAD DRIVE

The Slea Head Scenic Drive takes about 2hrs from Dingle so give yourself 3/4 hrs if you’re coming from Cromane. The route is breathtaking – another must!

Explore at your ease the rugged coastline along Ireland most westerly point on the Wild Atlantic Way. Stop off at Ventry Beach, discover the history of the Gallarus Oratory or view the Blasket Islands from Dunquin Pier just to mention a few. If you’re feeling a little thirsty, take a break at The Dingle Distillery and sample their Gin, Vodka or Whiskey – be sure you’ve allocated a designated driver to get you home!

You can see the full route and maps on the Active Me website HERE

That’s all the drives we’ve done so far, next on our to do list is the Bealach Óisín Scenic Drive so when that one is done, we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop! If you have any tips or drives you think should be added, be sure to share them with us over a glass of wine in Jacks!