The Local Area

The Maharees

The Maharees is heaven for the outdoor enthusiast. It offers world class windsurfing, kiting, surfing and diving conditions. We’ve got a local PADI dive-centre and RYA windsurf and surf school

Castlegregory Golf and Fishing club is a lovely 9-hole links course overlooking the surf at Brandon Bay.

The miles of sandy beaches are perfect for horse-riding, walking and fishing. It’s a watersports mecca due to the fact that the beaches face every direction so there is always a ‘perfect spot’ to suit whatever swell and wind direction prevails. The Professional Windsurfers association has hosted three windsurfing events here with all the top windsurfers in world competing. Local and Uk events run on a regular basis.

Boats can be charted from the local pier for fishing trips or to visit ‘Illauntannig’ one of the Maharee islands with an ancient monastic settlement.

The surrounding mountains, including Mount Brandon, offer stunning climbing, hillwalking and mountain-biking opportunities. The views of the surrounding Kerry countryside are breathtaking on a clear day.

Local Activities & Attractions



Sail Repair

Surfboard Repair


Local Photographer

Spar 066 7139433

Doctor 066 7139226

Laundrette 066 7139681

Bicycle Hire 066 7139681

Local Bars & Restaurants

Spillane’s Bar & Restaurant 066 7139125

Fitzgeralds Pub 066 7139951

OPTP 066 7139878

Ned Natterjacks Bar & Restaurant 066 7139491

The Seven Hogs Bar & Restaurant 066 7139719

Pisces Restaurant 066 7139741

The Islands Restaurant 066 7139292

Bolands Pub 066 7139112

The Green Room Bar 066 7139153

Other Useful Websites




The Maharees

Stunning Beaches, Great Surf, Surrounded by mountains.