Hi Michele,We will have only one day to explore Beara peninsula…
Now, I realize that we cannot see all the Beara in one day – so what are the ‘must-see’ places? What is a good itinerary that will allow us to explore it, get a good feel of it without rushing? We do not have time for the cable car to Dursey Island – so that is out.
Aaroadwatch shows for the entire loop Kenmare – R571 (North Side) - Dursey Head – R572 (South Side) - Kenmare about 100 miles and 4 hrs drive. With multiple stops, that might be 8 hrs for us, but we’ll be there in August, so daylight should not be a problem.
But by taking that itinerary, we would miss the Healy Pass. I think the only way to incorporate Healy Pass is to decide if the North or South side of the Beara ring is more interesting/spectacular. What do you think?
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