Kerry Cliffs
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Kerry Cliffs. Kerry Cliffs are widely accepted as the most spectacular cliffs in Kerry. The cliffs stand over 1000ft above the wild Atlantic and were formed in a desert environment 400 million years ago. Out to the west stand the amazing Skellig Rocks one of only three UNESCO world heritage sites in Ireland. Of course the Kerry Cliffs are the closest viewing point to the great rocks and also the famous Puffin Island. Allied with these facts as you stand at the summit of this mystical place and breath in the freshest of air, deep in to your lungs from the wild Atlantic and observe this natural wonder. You can relax and unwind and observe the majestic views from here which reach out for 30 miles of the surrounding areas. Many Twitchers come here to us to enjoy and observe the thriving colonies of cliff birds. Our cliffs here in Portmagee provide you the opportunity to enjoy this spectacular location in a safe and natural environment. We are located just off the Skellig ring in Portmagee and the cliffs are just a 10 minute walk from our entrance. Also for good measure we have a coffee shop with indoor and outdoor seating where you can drink in this marvelous panorama. We can also arrange Boat Trips to Skellig Michael for you.
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Jaimee G
Urbana, IL435 contributions
Jun 2022
The Most Spectacular Kerry Cliffs is what they call them and they are quite spectacular! There is a charge per person to get in, but there is a large car park, toilets, food trucks, and bird identification signs. There are 3 places to view the cliffs- right in the middle or off to either side. It is definitely a climb up a hill to go to the left and right view points, but all the views are amazing and offer slightly different angles. We spotted quite a few birds, too. We visited the Cliffs of Moher a few days later and felt the Kerry Cliffs are just as impressive and if you only have time for one cliff stop this is a great choice if you don't plan to go further north up the coast. Moher is more commercialized with the visitor's center, stairs, ramps, cart service for those with mobility issues, and more formidable walls along the cliff edge for safety (instead of railings and wire fencing). It's a different feel and the railings did allow for better viewing down than the walls at Moher. But, there were no puffins here and we did spot puffins at Moher. Absolutely worth the detour off the Ring of Kerry to view these and then you can head up to Valentia Island.
Written June 23, 2022
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Four Points Travel
League City, TX122 contributions
Nov 2019
We stopped in one afternoon between passing storms and we were blown away! Parking is easy and free! Plenty of space and easy to find. Small fee to enter, but along the path up there are example beehive huts to explore (or hide from the rain in, we had to), well worth the time. The path is well laid and big, there are lots of plaques to explain what you see. The views are amazing, as good as any you will find along the wild atlantic way. We had the place nearly to ourselves, we stayed for a while, and were sad to leave.
Written May 30, 2020
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Sally
Ireland285 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
This place is awesome!! I would say it is more beautiful than the cliffs of moher. Well, that’s my opinion but I would highly recommend coming here to get a spectacular view of the Skelligs. We watched the sunset over the cliffs and I could say hand on heart you would find it hard to match this display of natural beauty anywhere in the world. (It was a particularly hot day) the camp site is €15 for any pitch or camper. There’s toilets on hand but no shower, running outdoor tap, electrics. It was peaceful and lovely to wake up to the sun rise over Portmagee harbour.
Written July 24, 2021
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Sue J
Bath, UK59 contributions
May 2022
We loved stopping here on our trip around the Ring of Kerry. €5 each to go in, car park free and then a steady climb up to the two viewing points. Absolutely spectacular!!! Beautiful day but very windy and there are ropes in some areas which they advise you to hold onto when the winds are very high (!).
There are very presentable toilets in the car park and a food truck with hot & cold drinks, cakes and sandwiches.
Later the same week, we went to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience - much more commercial and hordes of people. We preferred our experience in Kerry and the cliffs were just as spectacular
Written June 7, 2022
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molly75
lincolnshire705 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
We visited this place whilst on a road trip around the Ring of Kerry. We were surprised that we had to pay 5 euros each to visit, but it was on private land. There was plenty of parking and it was definitely worth it. At the edge of the cliffs it was extremely windy, despite not being a windy day. So I’m sure in bad weather this place would be wild! The views were spectacular and we got some amazing pictures. We were definitely glad we visited.
Written November 1, 2022
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Trish
Galway, Ireland3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Spectacular views, a nice walk with some inclines. There are a few different vantage points to take in the fantastic views. The area is well maintained and the toilets clean. We enjoyed coffee and pie from the food truck and had a nice chat with the owners.
The €5 entrance charge per person is value for money.
Written June 7, 2022
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Lucy5050
Limerick, Ireland130 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is a must if your anywhere in Kerry . Very well maintained car park and toilets and a coffee /snack bar as well. 5 min drive from portmagee.
The walks are very well maintained and safe and worth every penny of €4. The owner of the land has done a great job and deserves great credit and support.. The Cliffs are fantastic with amazing views on a clear day for miles around. We had a brilliant sunny day and the view of Skelligs was amazing. This is A hidden gem. The whole Area is beautiful. Also take in Valentia Island absolutely fabulous.
Written August 30, 2020
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celcor_IRL
Ireland346 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a nice place to visit. There is a charge of €2 per person, if I recall correctly, and a bit of a walk down a gravelled path so this should be in mind if travelling with a buggy or wheelchair. The cliffs here are not as dramatic as the Cliffs of Moher but still nice to see on a beautiful day.
Written July 23, 2021
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Liam L
Limerick, Ireland13 contributions
Oct 2021
Great fresh air with a lot of wildlife on view as we walked towards the cliffs. We had to wait for the mist to rise before we could see the surroundings, including Skellig Michael, in all its splendour. The sights are breathtaking and well worth the fee of €4 per person.
Written October 20, 2021
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Wainsfort
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
Aug 2020
The views are incredible.

Some reviewers complain about having to pay a mere €4 admission fee. But, this place was built and is maintained by the owner of the land. Why do people expect everything to be free?

Good toilets.
Nice coffee shop.

(the man at the ticket office seemed to be having an off day when we visited, but i suppose we are all entitled to that once in a while.)
Written August 27, 2020
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