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Sheepshead Peninsula

Bantry, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Bantry
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We spent a few hours trekking this beautiful peninsula starting at the lighthouse and working our way back, which was a nice 3 hour round trip of fairly easy trekking (although I did fall into a shallow bog hole!). Its very windy near the lighthouse so bring a jacket and some good walking shoes. The drive to get here along... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is my favourite place in Ireland and I have been warned not to tell to many people. It is the small peninsula off Bantry and has the most stunning of views. There are some terrific walks - the paths have improved over the last few years and if you feel like a swim, head to Kilcrohane Pier, when the... More

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Braunau am Inn, Austria
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We loved the stunning views, the beautiful landscape and the well-signed trail. We met only a few people even in August! But mention: Don't forget sunmilk!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

the scenery is spectacular. We did the small loop walk out to the lighthouse and it was pretty easy for the kids and worth the walk. We'll be back for longer walks as this is the perfect place to do it.

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Co. Kerry, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This trip has Beautiful views, lacking signposts but GPS on phones gets around this. It takes about an hour to drive around with some nice little villages and scenic stops along the way.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Visited here loads of times, great for long walks, fresh air & amazing scenery, it really is stunning & there's hardly anybody around, & when you walk to the end & look over the cliff & there's a couple of houses at the bottom, just think to yourself amazing as it is, who would want to live down there &... More

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Most people visit its two neighbours so this peninsular is very quiet by comparison. Take the "goats path" on the north western side for one direction, its has the wilder views. We went right out to the head and walked from the cafe to the lighthouse, takes just over an hour round trip.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

For five days we walked around the peninsular, seeing not a soul -- except for part of one day rounding the head of the peninsular itself which is at the end of a road -- with just green nature around us, the Atlantic next to us AND in fabulously warm and dry weather. What could be nicer!

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Huizen Netherlands
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Good walk, interesting site. The route to the Sheephead was worn out, so we did not reach the end. Too many paths....

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We drove to the Bernie's coffee shop at the tip of Sheep's head going out via the Goat's path and returning via Ahakista and the Air India Memorial. The hike to the lighthouse takes about 1 - 1.5 hours return. As we have twin babies - I completed the hike with our almost 3 year old while OH babysat and... More

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