Brandon Point, Dingle Peninsula, Kerry

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  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
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Brandon Point is a popular bird and sea life watching spot on the Dingle Peninsula approximately 40km west of Tralee and 20km north of Dingle town. The car park is right on a cliff edge and it is possible to watch birds from here but it is a little high, so try taking a walk to find a suitable bird watching spot. 

The strong north-west winds in autumn will funnel birds into this bay and Brandon point is a perfect spot to view them. Otherwise you have to be lucky with the wind at this spot. If the wind isn't in you favour for birding, there are plenty of walks and scenery to occupy your time.

Great, Arctic and Pomarine skuas are frequent and Long-tailed skuas turn up annually. Large numbers of Cory's and Sooty Shearwater, Grey Phalaropes and Sabines Gulls have also American vagrants such as Red-eyed Vireos and the locality is well worth a visit during the autumn. The pictures attached show some of the birds seen here. Whales and Dolphin can also be seen from this spot.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to this spot and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME App to find the spot live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques. Feel free to send us your photos and add you own star rating, comments or suggestions below.

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1. Brandon Point, Dingle Peninsula, Kerry

Altitude: 79 m

Brandon Point is a popular bird and sea life watching spot on the Dingle Peninsula approximately 40km west of Tralee and 20km north of Dingle town. The car park is right on a cliff edge and it is possible to watch birds from here but it is a little high, so try taking a walk to find a suitable bird watching spot. 

The strong north-west winds in autumn will funnel birds into this bay and Brandon point is a perfect spot to view them. Otherwise you have to be lucky with the wind at this spot. If the wind isn’t in you favour for birding, there are plenty of walks and scenery to occupy your time.

Great, Arctic and Pomarine skuas are frequent and Long-tailed skuas turn up annually. Large numbers of Cory’s and Sooty Shearwater, Grey Phalaropes and Sabines Gulls have also American vagrants such as Red-eyed Vireos and the locality is well worth a visit during the autumn. The pictures attached show some of the birds seen here. Whales and Dolphin can also be seen from this spot.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to this spot and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME App to find the spot live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques. Feel free to send us your photos and add you own star rating, comments or suggestions below.

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