A Visitor Guide to County Kerry

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Banna Beach

Banna Beach Blue Flag

Banna Beach is a beautiful Blue Flag Beach located between Ardfert and Ballyheigue in North Kerry. It is about 10km from Tralee. This sandy beach stretches for miles from Barrow to Ballyheigue and is a favourite destination of holidaymakers during the Summer and by surfers, wind surfers, walkers and horse riders throughout the year.
This is the beach where Sir Roger Casement attempted to land arms for the 1916 Rebellion.

Banna Beach has earned the title of Ireland’s best beach in various assessments over the years.

What’s in Banna Beach

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It has an ample tarmac car park and the surrounding area is dotted with caravan parks, camping areas, chalets and some B&Bs.
Banna Beach Holiday Homes are self catering chalets with numerous facilities including an indoor swimming pool, kids play areas and activities.
There are wide open spaces and sand dunes and there are usually surfboards, kayaks and other sea sport equipment for hire during the summer.
Fast food, drinks and ice cream are on sale during the summer months.

Places of Interest Nearby

Ardfert Cathedral and Ardfert Friary, situated in the village of Ardfert near Banna, are remarkable historic ruins from the thirteenth century.
The cathedral and the friary showcase the architectural and historical heritage of the area, providing a glimpse into the monastic life of the medieval period.

How Far to Banna?

Tralee: 13km
Ardfert Cathedral is approximately 1km away. A bit further, Ballyheigue Beach lies at a distance of 5km. Additionally, the Banna Leisure and Sports Center, which offers numerous facilities including a gym and a sauna, is situated less than 1km away.

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