Mizen Head Visitor Centre
Mizen Head Visitor Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Hannah B
    Dublin, Ireland13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A worthwhile addition to the travel list
    The views here are stunning the price for a family €25 wasn't the worst for a family activity but I feel like there shouldn't be a cost to access the view points. Having said that the museum / exhibition was very cool and if the kids were older and would read what was being divulged it would be more worthwhile. Ours at 6 and 8 just wanted to be outside so we didn't get to experience it as fully as we would have liked. Definitely a fun one to have on your bucket list for adventuring in Ireland.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 26, 2023
  • Bill A
    Spring Lake, New Jersey584 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking
    The cliffs of Moher seem to get more publicity in guide books and travel shows. But, I found Mizen Head to be even more breathing. The cliffs are easy accessible via easily walkable paths. And, the exhibit about the light station is an added bonus. Mizen Head may be somewhat off the beaten path for some tourists; but, it is absolutely worth the extra effort.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Richard J
    London, United Kingdom1,655 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic site
    Stunning scenery and views with interesting displays and videos giving you the of history of the site. You can walk out to the very end of the site over a spectacular bridge and through several maintenance and accommodation buildings. Nice cafe and shop at the entrance. Plenty of free parking.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Gnomemother
    227 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do when in the area
    An absolute must do. I would advise going on a clear day for the most stunning views. Breathtaking sums it up well. Staff are great, knowledgeable, and helpful. Food in the cafe is well priced with plenty of options.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 25, 2023
  • A B
    Northampton, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do!
    A must do and see! We travelled from Cork just to see the incredible coastline at Mizen Head. The visitor centre was great, very informative boards and images with great facilities. The views were truly show stopping and we were very pleased to see that there were mini-museum style rooms along the coastal paths which were very interesting and unexpected. Absolutely wonderful place to see!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 15, 2023
  • Sandra H
    Thompsonville, Michigan348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lighthouse & Mizen Head a Worthwhile Stop!
    The Mizen Head Bridge is a sight to behold, as well as the scenery. Our first visit here and this out of the way destination is well worth the travel. Even our height challenged cousin found the experience a great one. They have a very well stocked gift shop with plenty of local items. The story of the lighthouse is equally interesting and you can tour inside parts of the lighthouse keepers past domain. Would be a great place to spend the day with the family for sure!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 2, 2023
  • Journey46785454657
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic visit and service from staff
    Absolutely fabulous place to visit and be prepared to walk to everything. Very beautiful and interesting. It was mostly clear while we were there but very windy. On the way out I didn’t notice my hearing aid had fallen out due to the wind. I didn’t notice until we were 2hrs away. I contacted the centre and unbelievably someone had handed it in. It was returned to me by mail. Thank you so much Sue Hill and Jazz on the front desk for your outstanding service and to the unknown visitor for handing it in. I even got a small gift too. You can’t beat that!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 24, 2024
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Mary M
Dublin, Ireland60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Jacqueline R
Cork, Ireland629 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Hannah B
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The views here are stunning the price for a family €25 wasn't the worst for a family activity but I feel like there shouldn't be a cost to access the view points. Having said that the museum / exhibition was very cool and if the kids were older and would read what was being divulged it would be more worthwhile. Ours at 6 and 8 just wanted to be outside so we didn't get to experience it as fully as we would have liked. Definitely a fun one to have on your bucket list for adventuring in Ireland.
Written July 26, 2023
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Andre H
Cape Town, South Africa546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Mick Cox
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Julia @Scrumptious Solent
Southampton, UK4,156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Sandra H
Thompsonville, MI348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The Mizen Head Bridge is a sight to behold, as well as the scenery. Our first visit here and this out of the way destination is well worth the travel. Even our height challenged cousin found the experience a great one. They have a very well stocked gift shop with plenty of local items. The story of the lighthouse is equally interesting and you can tour inside parts of the lighthouse keepers past domain. Would be a great place to spend the day with the family for sure!
Written November 2, 2023
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marjorie d
London, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I just had to visit the Mizen Head bridge after seeing it on TV. My family were not disappointed, such beautiful views of Mizen Head and the various paths for the different view points. The signal station and visitor centre were of great interest too - learning about the construction of the bridge, Marconi tele-communications and other interesting facts too. Definitely worth seeing!
Written August 29, 2022
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Sparazynski
Clonakilty, Ireland10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Beautiful place, a must on the map of Ireland. You have to prepare for a long walk, but it's worth it. Ticket price € 7.5 or Families 2 + 2 children € 25 seems like quite an expense.
Written October 3, 2022
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nora n
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Unrivalled natural beauty, made accessible and safe for visitors in a very well planned sensitive way. Helpful staff. Also lovely restaurant offering very good fare at reasonable prices
Written July 23, 2021
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