The Dingle Peninsula—lush, green & rugged. Taking a break from the warm waters and sandy beaches we often visit, we fell in love with the town of Dingle and found ourselves captivated by the beauty of this Irish city by the sea.
A great town for traveling surfers and adventure-seekers alike, here’s an insider’s guide for everything you need to know about the city of Dingle!
The Dingle Peninsula has become a popular surfing destination for surfers. Inch Beach, is one of Ireland’s most consistent breaks year-round and a safe bet for waves.
Situated in the heart of Dingle, The Benners Hotel is the ideal base camp to enjoy the city of Dingle and its surrounding areas. The location is ideal for relaxing after a long day of surfing, as everything is within walking distance. Plus, how can you not fall in love with Dingle’s brightly painted shops and pubs!?
When you’re not surfing, rent a car and explore the beautiful rugged coastline and countryside. Our car of choice? A vintage 1980’s Land Cruiser!
If you want to experience the drive of a lifetime, head up Slea Head Drive for breathtaking views of the Blasket Islands. The drive up Slea Head Drive takes about an hour, but make sure to give yourself a little extra time to make a couple pit stops along the way! There are a variety of cafes, villages & castles along the way!
While you’re driving, don’t miss the winding pathway leading to the Dunquin Pier. Trust us, it’s pretty hard not to miss the rugged cliffs and picturesque narrow winding pathway down to the pier!
After a long day of adventuring, stop by Dick Mack’s Homestead to enjoy a late-night treat. A leather shop by day and Irish pub by night, Dick Mack’s is a favorite amongst visitors and locals. Grab a pint or a Hot Toddie (Monyca Eleogram’s favorite), and watch the artisans’ leather creations come to life.
You’ll also be able to catch a live show from local musicians who perform nightly in the pub. You might even recognize these guys from our ‘Loving Lost in Ireland’ video.
If you ever find yourself catching a train from Dublin to Dingle, tweet us to let us know your favorite spots!