Brandon and Cloghane
At the western side of the Bay Area are the pretty villages of Brandon and Cloghane nestled at the foothills of the Brandon mountains overlooking Brandon Bay. Here you can enjoy lovely sandy beaches, rent or join a charter fishing boat or walk some of Ireland’s best and most popular hiking trails. The world famous Dingle Way long distance walking route (176 km or 109 miles) passes through these villages with many staying overnight here or relax and enjoy some well deserved food and drink.
To the west, the Dingle Way rises to the saddle of Más an Tiompáin Mtn (763m) where you can see a 6th century Ogham Stone, Irelands highest. East, the Dingle Way follows the coast for over 30km (19 miles) along one of Irelands longest sandy beaches. From here you can also take on Irelands highest coastal mountain steeped in Irish mythology and pagan history, the 5 hour walk to Mount Brandon (952m or 3,123 ft) from Faha, the Brandon Pilgrim Path, or unique walks such as Sás Creek where you look straight down to the sea over 400m (1,300 ft) higher than the Empire State building.
In Cloghane village can see the old engine of a World War 2 plane, one of 4 others that crashed on the Brandon mountains during WW2 and all have sad but amazing stories here. Further on, the road ends at Brandon Point, a scenic and very popular bird and sea life watching spot. From here you can also walk to the nearby World War 2 look out post no.40 (one of 83 in Ireland) where locals were employed to report on any sea or sky activity during the war.
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