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“Wild and unspoilt”

Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Bantry
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

The peninsula is a bit rocky and barren, but has a wild, untamed beauty and non-touristy feel, taking you back to Ireland as it used to be. Well worth spending a couple of days exploring it. I recommend driving right to the furthest point out, then walking for half an hour (ideally in walking boots) to the tip of the peninsula. The ocean views on a clear day are stupendous, from the cliff top vantage points.

1  Thank Jax78
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Touring this peninsular is a lovely way to spend a day.

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Reviewed May 23, 2012

Don't tell everyone; this is a very special, quiet place; with stunning views

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Reviewed May 16, 2012

This is such a beautiful place. The scenery is magnificent, the variety of walks is excellent and if the weather is good you can see for miles. Just one example of what a beautiful country we live in.

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Reviewed May 13, 2012

We went out to the Sheepshead Peninsula on a whim. It was an interesting drive out to the end of the peninsula, with the usual twisting, turning, narrow roads. Once we reached the end of the road, we hiked the rest of the way out to the point to see the lighthouse. It was a very nice hike and well worth the time spent. So glad we decided to do this.

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