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St. John's Point

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Wide views, blue skies, white stones

We enjoyed the open skies, lack of other visitors, and the views. No visitor facilities just open... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Perth, Scotland
Stunning views and picturesque lighthouse

A pleasant drive up to St John's Point takes you past old ruins, war watchtowers, traditional tweed... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2019
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Dunkineely, Ireland
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All reviews light house pleasant drive picturesque lighthouse watch your step during wwii both sides small beach great walk lovely beach narrow road castle murray hidden gem wild atlantic way worth a visit peninsula killybegs detour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the open skies, lack of other visitors, and the views. No visitor facilities just open space to roam around, views across the ocean, and white stones spelling EIRE. We were driving part of the Wild Atlantic Way and this was a worthwhile stopping...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

A pleasant drive up to St John's Point takes you past old ruins, war watchtowers, traditional tweed weavers, fine connemara ponies, a lovely sandy beach bay and then through some grassland with cows until you reach a small parking area directly next to the lighthouse....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Margarita E
Reviewed November 18, 2018

The point is at the end of the road. You park and then walk out through the field toward the cliffts. There are cows grazing on the wide open field . The cliffts are high up as you look down on the water crashing on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank floridian6
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular views, we were lucky to see a pod of dolphins Park at the beach and walk to the end of the peninsula

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nudger007
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We had the amazing experience of staying 4 nights in one of the lighthouse keepers cottages beside this beautiful lighthouse . The view across from the lighthouse over to the Sligo coast , Bundoran , Ben Bulbin on a clear day is stunning. The majestic...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Frances M
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Takes about 15 or 20 minutes to wind you way down to the light house. Views along the way are magnificent. The lighthouse itself is nice, but the views from the point looking back to the shore are spectacular. Sort of a hidden gem among...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BostonJandP
Reviewed October 17, 2018

This lighouse is off the beaten path but well worth the drive , beautiful views the whole way to Mayo , sourrounded by a beautiful coral beach and clear water.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank R G
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Why ST John’s Point is not included in The Wild Atlantic Way is a mystery. The uninterrupted views across the bay are stunning and if you’re really unlucky you may have to share it with another carload and not the coach loads elsewhere. Make a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 472karlp
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Park the car at the beach and walk for about 40 minutes to reach the lighthouse. There is a small harbour down a steep path and if you are very lucky you will observe dolphins playing tag. There is also a set of stones on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wynner23
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I read loads of reviews and so many commented on the narrow road; I was almost put off from visiting. But I decided to brave it, and if driving became too harrowing, I'd just turnaround (somewhere). In reality, the roads are narrow; like most of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sinead M
December 30, 2018|
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Response from Mike3521 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with others. If you want to swim please use the beach near the entrance to the lighthouse. DO NOT attempt to swim off the rocks near the lighthouse as it is very dangerous. Just getting out to the point is in... More