Inch Beach
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  • Kevin C
    Northwich, United Kingdom11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach and not too crowded
    Spent a good few hours on this beach. Easy to walk on when the tide is out. We were in a car and parked on the beach. Saw a few campers get stuck and needed to be pulled out so beware. Surprised at how many small crabs that were dead on the beach and beware of the jelly fish that are also left by the receding tide.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 22, 2023
  • Lynn G
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breath taking views
    This is an amazing beach with stunning 360 views. Plenty of space here so it doesn't feel crowded despite being popular. You can drive down it or park. I recommend walking it if you are able. There are toilet facilities close by, albeit needing updated. There is also a bar/restaurant called Sammy's at the seafront with picnic tables and shelter outside (delicious food, great service and atmosphere but I'll leave a separate review for them). The walk along this beach is truly refreshing, therapeutic even. Plenty of pretty little shells strewn over the beach as well as the odd jelly.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Val C
    Dublin, Ireland27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Long sandy beach
    Walked for an hour and still didn't reach the end. Lovely beach. The car park is tiny so everyone parks on the beach. I've never seen that before. There's a big sign up warning you when high tide is. I saw one car really near the ocean about an hour before high tide, then the owner came out of the ocean and drove away.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Steve W
    Coventry, United Kingdom58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous whatever the weather
    The beach is fairly pristine and popular throughout the day with coach tours. Danny’s has a bar and restaurant which are great and the little surf shop has plenty of souvenirs and a small amount of essentials, milk, wine and painkillers. Opposite the beach is Kitty’s food truck which is excellent and features on Facebook. The beach is accessible in your car or Campervan and high tide is clearly displayed. I thoroughly recommend the campsite opposite by the same name, basic but brilliant. Will do separate review
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Jim W
    Sindelfingen, Germany7,364 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Inch By Inch, Inch Beach Is Impressive
    On our drive from Killarney to Dingle, my wife and I made a deliberate stop here to spend some time enjoying this massively impressive beach. You could literally play football here be it American or European. We enjoyed taking a long walk along the shore as the waves lapped on our feet. We even made time for an ice cream at Murphy's. Lots of fun to be had so spend the day at Inch Beach.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 30, 2023
  • laurapaul2018
    Compton, Canada91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Highlight of our Trip
    This beach was a favorite highlight of our Ireland trip. We were so lucky as we had gorgeous warm weather our whole trip even though we had prepared for much colder. We arrived at the Beach at 4:30 / 5 p.m. and because it was 26 degrees there were people enjoying the fabulous 5 km stretch of pristine beach but with so much room it was never crowded and many packed up to leave. We enjoyed the fabulous waves breaking for hours and played and frolicked with such fun. Loved it and so wish it was closer to home! A treasured memory!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 16, 2023
  • ColCorey
    Darien, Illinois8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic!
    Stopping at Inch Beach was one of our favorite stops on our family trip to Ireland!! It was so beautiful & something we hadn’t planned. Being able to stand in the ocean & take in the gorgeous view was so special. We highly recommend a stop here!!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 24, 2023
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Thomas G
Pattersonville, NY89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Truly spectacular beach. Clean sand, kids can stand up for quite a distance out. Warm water and wonderful scenery. One should be aware of the following however.

1. This beach stretches several kilometers. The only lifeguard stand is near the very beginning that we could tell.

2. Bathrooms are only at the entrance and not further down the beach, so it may end up being a long walk to use one if you arrive late.

3. There is a small car park at the top, emphasis on small. If you find a spot there is a possibility you can get blocked in by people.

4. You can park on the beach. Be mindful of the tides as they can come pretty far up the beach and you could have your car in the surf. We had to move back several times. Be careful about parking too far up in the deep dry sand as many cars got stuck. There is a farmer there with a tractor who will pull out cars for 50 euro so watch where you drive and what car you take. Fortunately many of us were able to help push out most of the stuck drivers.

The kids and whole family had a great time though and it was the best beach we have come across yet. Very safe for kids.
Written August 11, 2022
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Anne O
London, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Every part of my experience to Inch beach was magical, from the sunny days to the windy misty ones. No two days are the same! The scenery is idyllic, the tranquillity releases all the stress of life in the city, hospitality is great. I visit at least twice a year. It’s like my second home, my favourite place to go.
Written July 30, 2020
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DinkyIRL
Tipperary, Ireland295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Spent 3 different days in inch beach, it’s windy and loud, you can park on it with access to two surf and suit hire vendors here. The waves are great with loads of room for surfers and swimmers . Top 5 beach in Ireland
Written July 9, 2020
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Maurice Fitzgerald
Crewe, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Inch beach is my favourite beach in the world. I have been visiting this beach for decades as my father was a Kerryman and our summer holidays were always spent nearby.
Inch beach is simply stunning. The beach stretches for 4 miles and it has beautiful, unspoiled scenery surrounding it. Mountains frame it and the Atlantic ocean extends to the horizon as far as you can see.
It is an ideal beach for a long walk, or a run. In fact if you enjoy parkrun you can join other enthusiasts every Saturday morning at 9:30. Then you can enjoy a coffee and a cake in Sammy's cafe at the beach entrance. If you're hungry you can enjoy a meal, and a pint of Guinness too!
Inch is not to be missed, and I recommend allowing sufficient time for a leisurely walk at least.
Written February 20, 2020
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Jane T
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Lovely beach but plastic everywhere. Cars are also allowed on it. Dogs everywhere. Car park scruffy. Rotting/rusting container for surf board storage. This beach deserves better. Clear it of plastic, remove the cars, tidy up the car park area and this could be a cracker.
Written May 11, 2024
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Steve W
Coventry, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The beach is fairly pristine and popular throughout the day with coach tours. Danny’s has a bar and restaurant which are great and the little surf shop has plenty of souvenirs and a small amount of essentials, milk, wine and painkillers. Opposite the beach is Kitty’s food truck which is excellent and features on Facebook. The beach is accessible in your car or Campervan and high tide is clearly displayed.

I thoroughly recommend the campsite opposite by the same name, basic but brilliant. Will do separate review
Written August 31, 2023
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LSc
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Ireland has a lot of wonderful beaches. But Inch is my absolute favorite. You can surf, walk and drive your car on the beach to the top end when it is crowded. (Make sure you don't end up getting stuck in the sand.) And whatever the weather, it's worth a visit. After your walk you can have a wonderful Guinness or tea / coffee at Sammys.
Written February 24, 2020
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Dan B
Weymouth, UK25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I last went to Inch Beach in 1994. My then partner and I were some of the few people on the beach that day, and it felt like a real undiscovered gem. How things have changed (for the worst) in 29 years.
I took my new partner to visit the beach today, having told her what a magical, unspoilt place it was. So I was absolutely appalled to see it has been turned into a car park. The small, official carpark was full and there were at least 20 cars parked along the beach itself. My first thoughts as we pulled in and saw the chaotic scene was "this is wrong, what is being allowed here is very wrong".
Sandy beaches are valuable feeding habitat for a variety of shore birds, but with the number of people, vehicles, dogs and litter I saw there today there is little opportunity for the birds to feed undisturbed. I read on the internet this evening that boy racers are allowed to race on the beach too.
I hate to think what the sand dunes must be like, We drove away, disgusted, having spent less than 2 minutes there. I don't know much about the ecology of dune systems, but I know there are a variety of rare invertebrates that rely on them for their survival. I assume that Kerry County Council are aware of this awful commercialisation and have decided to just allow the wildlife of the beach to be sacrificed in the name of tourism.
British county councils and conservation organisations stopped beaches from being used as carparks back in the 1970's. They realised that some beaches are precious space that deserved protection from the worst excesses of the tourism industry. It appears that in 2023 Kerry Council are stuck in the dark ages and thinking only of the euros. As a result of what I saw there today I cant see me ever returning to Kerry for future holidays.
Written April 2, 2023
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Patrick
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Beautiful Beach and setting. Amazing views out the bay. I didn't like the amount of vehicles allowed on the beach and driving up so far. If they could have even confined it to a section for spillover parking but having the full beach was too much and I felt a bit dangerous for young children with that many moving vehicles.
Written July 20, 2020
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jerrys01
Bel Air, MD587 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Our tour guide stopped here to demonstrate Irish sports (hurling and Gaelic football). I enjoyed watching the demonstration. The beach itself had hard sand--there were some motor vehicles on the beach itself. We also saw a few people in the water, even though the air temperature was maybe 60 F (15.5C). Clearly, the Irish people are pretty hardy.
Written May 25, 2023
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