Mizen Head Visitor Centre

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Ireland70 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Visited on a misty August afternoon with two children. Surprised by fees to visit a natural site especially for children but paid €16.50 entry having driven so far to visit. Unfortunately, the staff member who served us was not friendly and appeared uninterested. A pamphlet or some information would have been appreciated. We found our own way to the path to visit the signal tower. Great signage and safe routes. Spectacular views despite the low visibility, can only imagine the beauty and splendour of a clear, bright day. The route includes 99 steps and steep incline on return so only suitable for those with good mobility. We enjoyed the short hike and windy weather. On return, we were disappointed by the museum, no guided tour, information points didn’t seem to flow well and the children were disappointed by the “simulation”. Toilet available had a broken seat and was in need of cleaning and upgrade. The gift shop is modern, bright and pricey but has a lovely range of items. We spent €37.50 here but were served by the same staff member who was obviously clock watching to close up after a busy day. We didn’t avail of the coffee shop as it was closing. There is ample parking and really good views available at Mizen head without any fee for the “tour”. All considered, we still enjoyed our trip and would probably recommend for the views and milestone of standing on Ireland’s most southerly point. Would love to see this visitor experience enhanced though, amazing potential.
Written August 11, 2021
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Galway, Ireland154 contributions
Jul 2021
We hit Mizen in glorious sunshine and truly enjoyed the sights this part of the coastline has to offer. Do note there is a charge to visit the are around the Lighthouse and the path to Mizen Head Station is very steep.

There is a small shop on site and also a Cafe. Bathrooms too are available. Covid rules were being followed and Masks were required indoors.

Do note the final stretch of road to Mizen Head is narrow and not for the faint hearted!!!!
Written August 23, 2021
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Andre H
Cape Town, South Africa353 contributions
Apr 2022
This visit was 1 of our highlights of our 2 week holiday in Ireland. We spent almost 2 hrs here & could have probably spent more time as there are many viewing decks which give you different views of the coastline. There is plenty of parking which filled up very quickly. The Visitor Centre opens at 10.30am & costs 7.50 euros per person.

As we crossed the main bridge we saw a basking shark which hung around or most of our time here. We thought we may see a hunt as it closed in on some seals a few times but not this time.

The visit is self guided & easy to follow showing some history & the lonely times experienced by those manning the lighthouse at the most south westerly point of Ireland.

Some viewing areas require a bit of a climb up steps or a steep path , all well maintained & safe. It really is worthwhile visiting each viewing point as you get amazing views. There is an on site cafe as an incentive afterwards as well as a curio shop.

Mizen Head is definately a must do on an Irish adventure
Written May 4, 2022
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Mary M
Dublin, Ireland62 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We visited Mizen Head in August 2020 and I must say that there was excellent organisation in terms of having hygiene measures in place (Mandatory wearing of masks inside, sanitisers etc) in light of Covid.

The location offers extremely pretty views, a decent museum section and a cafe ( outside seating at the moment) with tasty and reasonable priced food ( chowder is highly recommended ).

There is a small but very nice gift shop and the staff and extremely friendly. There is also a small playground for kids.

IN terms Of whether it is ‘worth the money ‘ or not, I have to say I found the entrance fee a little expensive and I’m not sure I would go back. The previous day we had visited Sheep’s Head and found the views to be More or less on a par. Sheep’s Head offers a great looped walk too, whereas once you have seen the viewpoints at Mizen Head, there is not much else to do.

That said, if you are able to afford the entrance fee you will enjoy a nice hour or so at Mizen Head and will also be supporting local employment and tourism, which is particularly important at the moment.

So... if you are on a bit of a budget , I’d probably give it a miss. If you can comfortably afford the entrance fee, you can pass a pleasant hour here
Written August 25, 2020
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9 contributions
Aug 2020
We visited with our two small children on a wet and windy day in August and really enjoyed the experience. The views are stunning and the paths are safe. Lots of information and Covid guidelines being followed. Afterwards we enjoyed yummy cakes and coffees at the cafe and the kids loved the little playground. Highly recommended.
Written September 15, 2020
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Jacqueline R
Cork, Cork, Ireland508 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
Walking across Mizen Bridge is a fabulous experience. The towering cliffs on one side and the crashing waves on the other.

The approach road is twisty and narrow, not for the faint hearted but the views are magnificent.

The entry fee is steep to my mind & certainly doesn’t encourage a return visit.

The cafe serves the worst coffee ever, the gift shop is selling tat and the informational displays are dated and dusty.

My rating is simply a reflection of the breathtaking scenery. Wild, dangerous seascapes & towering, menacing cliffs. Stunning.
Written August 6, 2020
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Mick Cox
4 contributions
Jul 2021
This place is absolutely a must if in the area. Never keen on entrance fees for natural sites myself but this place is worth every penny - not too bad 7.50 an adult 25 for family. Spectacular. I also have to commend a young man that works there called Paul. His genuine courtesy, kindness and help during our visit yesterday made our experience all the more enjoyable. If only all Ireland's tourist destinations had the calibre of customer care provided by Paul yesterday. Nice one Paul from Mick & Joanne
Written July 2, 2021
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Claire D
Kilkenny, Ireland86 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Magnificent views from every angle. We really enjoyed our time here especially our 3yr old, he especially loved the lighthouse. Going into all the different rooms and delighted he got to see Seals below the Bridge. All paths and steps very well maintained. Gorg giftshop didnt have time to visit the cafe but the smells seemed very inviting. Definitely recommend.
Written May 29, 2022
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Julia @Scrumptious Solent
Southampton, UK2,231 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
This place is literally breathtaking! The views are fabulous at every turn and it’s great to experience the power of nature and watch the waves crashing into the rocks from various angles. It’s €7.50 each to visit but well worth it as you can’t see Mizen Head from the visitor centre/cafe. It’s not for people who are unsteady on their feet as there are a lot of steps and steep inclines; but the views are astonishing. We even saw seals playing in the water as we crossed the bridge. There’s a nice cafe and toilets at the entrance - but no facilities when you actually enter the area so use these first! Highly recommended.
Written September 14, 2021
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Toni A
Melbourne, FL121 contributions
Apr 2022
As the most southwesterly point in Ireland, the wind and weather can be daunting. Lots of families were there to see the sights and the walk across the bridge to the lighthouse is strenuous. Still, the views take your breath away!
Written April 27, 2022
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