We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Spectacular Views from Mizen Head Signal Station”

Mizen Head Visitor Centre
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Full-day Private Mizen Head tour from Killarney
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Goleen
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Mizen Head is Ireland's Most Southwesterly Point and is located in Cork County, Ireland. The brochure indicates it's a great place to visit in any weather. But that wasn't particularlly true on the day we visited as the winds were gale force and rain was intermitent. There is an arched bridge, cliff paths to walk, keepers quarters and if you're lucky you might at certain times of the year see whales, seals and seabirds. There are sparkling clean restrooms, a nice gift shop and a restaurant that serves lunch, snacks, cakes and beverages at very reasonable prices. Tickets range in price and we found that Ireland, unlike many other countries, offers a Senior discount in many places.

If you plan to visit Mizen Head, do it on a sunny day in summer. We did it the middle of April and the weather was pretty bad on the west coast in most places with gale force winds and driving rain.

2  Thank Sailorsgirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (817)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
All reviews
"signal station"
in 59 reviews
"visitor center"
in 15 reviews
"light house"
in 20 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 26 reviews
"west cork"
in 40 reviews
"cafe and gift shop"
in 7 reviews
"rock formations"
in 9 reviews
"wild atlantic way"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful sunny day"
in 10 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 16 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 8 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 9 reviews
"most south westerly point"
in 15 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 10 reviews
"interesting history"
in 8 reviews
"nice walk"
in 8 reviews
"lighthouse keepers"
in 17 reviews

540 - 544 of 817 reviews

Reviewed April 28, 2013

Aparte de ver reproducido como vivia el senyor que iluminaba el faro, las vistas son tan espectaculares que es imposible describirlas. You must go and see it, absolutely+ YOU MUST SEE FOR YOURSELF THIS EXHILARATING , AWARDWINNING AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE.


MID MAR, APRIL, MAY, OCT " 10.30/ 17H

Open weekends 11/16h.Nov/mid Mar

The famous Arched bridge, the 99 steps, Safety at Sea displays, the Ship' s Bridge, the wild Atlhantic Waves.
Mizen cafe. mily ticket Gift shop. Tours booked.

Prices adult 6euros/ student 4.50e. Child under 12, 3.50e. Child under 5, free. Family ticket (2A/3C) 18 e. Groups under 10%.

1  Thank lisbeth691
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Worth a look to see how things worked in days gone by. Nice weather is needed however as it is pretty open to the elements.

Thank Michael D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Mizen Head was a very intense and beautiful experience with breathraking views of Ireland's South Coast. I decided to go there while in Cork City. Since I had no car I hired a taxi. He not only made a very special deal for me but he was very pleasant man and a fantastic driver. It was a gorgeous day and for someone used to the sun all the time like myself, Mizen Head was quite an experience after 2 weeks of cloudy and rainy days in Ireland. They told me this was the last part of Ireland the Irish imigratants saw as they were leaving for America by ship. It has a museum and the whole area is safely protected for the tourist. The color of the water, the cliffs, the whole landscape is absolutely gorgeous. A must see in that part of the country!

3  Thank rosanebroadway
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We visited mizen head visitor centre on a beautiful day and the views were spectacular.It was well worth the entrance fee of six euro per adult. The customer service could do with improvement in the ticket office as it was unfriendly. Also, be prepared to hold onto those tickets as ours were rechecked right on the edge of mizen head. Overall though it was a memorable visit.

1  Thank emro13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mizen Head Visitor Centre also viewed

Dunlough, County Cork
Schull, County Cork

Been to Mizen Head Visitor Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing