Ballyheigue Beach, Tralee, Kerry

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  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: March 12, 2018
Location: Kerry
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Ballyheigue Beach is a Blue Flag beach to the north of Banna Strand is part of a stunning 10km stretch of sandy beach backed by sand dunes located beside Ballyheigue Village and only 10 miles to the north west of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. The beach looks out over Tralee Bay extending from Ballyheigue Beach in the north to Barrow Beach and Tralee Golf Club in the south.  It is great for swimming, surfing, walking and many other watersports and has dunes along its entire length which rise up to 12 metres (40 ft) in height. From here you also have great views of the Dingle Peninsula and its mountains, including Brandon Mountain to the south west.

The beach is within a designated Special Area of Conservation and runs from the village of Ballyheigue southwards for over 3km as far as Black Rock or to the outlet from Lough Akeragh. The beach is lifeguard patrolled throughout the bathing season (the lifeguard schedule is displayed on the information noticeboard at the beach). 

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1. Ballyheigue Beach, Tralee, Kerry

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