A Visitor Guide to County Kerry

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Ballymacelligott, Tralee, Co. Kerry



Ballyheigue is a seaside village in North Kerry about 18 km from Tralee. It is a very popular family destination during the Summer months and there is a hotel, numerous B&Bs and some caravan parks for accommodation. The main attraction is the long sandy beach which is safe for swimming but is also popular with surfers, wind surfers and general water sports. It is a Blue Flag Beach which means that it has achieved a good standard of water quality, safety and beach management.

What’s in Ballyheigue?

Ballyheigue beach is part of a 7 mile stretch of sandy beach continuing on to Banna Beach and further on to Barrow Harbour. During the Summer the beach is manned by Lifeguards.
Angling is popular at the beach and on the rocks further on. Plaice, seabass mackerel are among the fish caught.
The imposing ruins of Ballyheigue Castle which was burned down in 1921 overlooks the village.
The grounds of the castle are now the location of a nice 9 hole golf course which is used by locals and visitors.
This village has a lively GAA Club and is one of the leading hurling clubs in the county.

Click on the images for more views of Ballyheigue