Garinish Loop (Beara)

County Cork
2 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 4 km
Time 1.5 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 200 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Purple arrow
Start Point
Dursey Island Cable Car car park
Finish Point
Dursey Island Cable Car car park
Nearest Town to Start Castletownbere
Lat. and Long. 51.609706, -10.154967

This Loop starts from the Dursey Island cable car station following the purple arrows over open hillside above Garinish Point, with fine views of Dursey Island, open sea, Cod’s Head, and Ballydonegan Bay. The Loop then drops to Garinish, passing Garinish and Long Islands, and takes laneways and minor roads back to the start.

Trail Management

Beara Tourism and Development Association,
St. Peter's Church, Castletownbere, Beara,
Co. Cork, Ireland.

Tel/Fax 00353 (0)27 70054 Email



OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 84

Matt Waine from Dublin

One of the best trails I have done! Unbelievable panoramic views north, south, east and west. Steep but manageable climbs at parts. Very suitable for families with children. Trail is well worn and sign-posted throughout, so easy to follow. I imagine it could be quite exposed on windy days and boggy terrain after rain. We did it on a glorious day

Mike from Limerick

For me this is the best short loop walk in Ireland. I have done it approx. 60 times to date and it's got that mix of sea, height, civilization and distance just right.

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