The Bord Failte Approved Smugglers Inn, Waterville, is a second generation family business established in 1980 and sits beside a 2km sandy beach. It is well known for it's warm hospitality, comfortable en-suite bedrooms complete with TV, hair dryer, tea & coffee facilities, and most rooms boasting breathtaking sea or mountain views. Recommended by many good food guides, the award winning gourmet restaurant with panoramic sea views overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, serves modern Irish and continental cuisine and specialises in fresh locally sourced seafood, meats and other produce, showcasing prime ingredients from along the Wild Atlantic Way. See live lobsters in our tank. Variety of bar snacks also served in our fully licensed bar. Chef/Proprietor: Henry Hunt. Waterville is popular for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits - for golf fanatics you could almost tee-off from the Smugglers Inn to the world famous 18 hole championship Waterville Golf Links. For fishermen the nearby Lough Currane is popular for catching salmon & sea trout; hikers might like to walk the Kerry Way; or you can go horseback riding along the beach or through the forest - something for all to enjoy.
The Old School House B&B welcomes you to beautiful unspoiled Ballinskelligs recently awarded the gold star for dark skies and a popular with star gazers and on the new wild Atlantic way route . It nestles between two sandy blue flag beaches and stunning mountains. It is home to Ballinskelligs abbey where the monks founded their Monastery when they came off Skellig Michael in the 9-century. There are many activities locally for you to enjoy, be it cliff walks along the Atlantic waves, kayaking, canoeing, or rock climbing, abseiling a round of golf, horse riding, bird watching or simply taking in the view over a cup of coffee in our local beach cafe you can have it all. Start your day with our home cooked and totally fresh breakfast, made with our own free-range eggs and local Valencia milk you can choose from scrambled eggs with Irish smoked salmon or fluffy pancakes with berries and cream,not forgetting the traditional Irish fried breakfast and our homemade brown bread and scones. We can arrange your boat trip to Skellig Michael (Weather Permitting) or help you plan your day with maps and directions there are many historic sites on the Skellig ring and the nearby world famous Ring of Kerry is pure eye candy.You will love our house if you are a teacher or have an interest in history as we have old school records dating back to 1844 some great stories to share.
Mary & Paddy Cartin at Calafont B&B, Portmagee invite you to stay at their modern and stylish accommodation, fully equipped home overlooking Valentia Island just off the Ring of Kerry. Dramatic views from all guest rooms are guaranteed. Breakfasts from Mary's famous Full Kerry breakfast to Continental is offered at an additional cost. An ideal base for 3 - 4 day stays with a minimum stay of 2 days. Calafont B&B is an easy drive from Cahersiveen or Waterville. We recommend a trip to The Skelligs Rock(a World Heritage Site) - spectacular scenery, birdlife and an incredible 6th-century monastic settlement - a trip we can arrange and all who go, say they will never forget. The picturesque village of Portmagee is within walking distance with its great pubs, restaurants, traditional music and dance. Overlooking Portmagee Channel with views of Valentia, Bray Head and the Atlantic Ocean. Things to do locally include a visit to Glanleam House & Subtropical Gardens, Valentia Heritage Centre, Valentia Island Ice Cream factory, producing award-winning ice cream in many flavours, Tetrapod Trackpads, laid down some 385 million years ago and so much more to see and do.