Culoo Rock Fishing Spot, Valentia Island, Kerry, Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: April 6, 2020
Location: Kerry
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One of the most spectacular but also one of the most dangerous and tragic coastal fishing spots on the Wild Atlantic Way is Culoo Rock in Valentia Island. This spot is great for Mackerel fishing in late August and September and bottom fishing for ray and conger but the fishing rock itself should ONLY be visited in good weather.

Culoo Rock from the west

CAUTION: DO NOT fish here during times of high wind and heavy swell as dangerous waves hit these rocks from all sides (see the photo gallery).

Valentia Geokaun looking west to Culoo, Paris and Bray HeadThis area of Valentia Island could keep you busy for a few days. Next to the fishing spot is the Scult or Scoilt of Culoo, a natural split in the rock where a blow hole has formed and where the wild Atlantic roars in.

Scoilt of Culoo, Valentia Island, Kerry

Only 100m to the west of Culoo is Poll Gorm or the Blue Pool natural swimming pool. The pool is filled by the sea and is a great for a dip after a spell of rain which helps freshen it up.

Poll Gorm or the Blue Pool natural swimming pool, Valentia Island, Kerry, Ireland

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to this spot and our detailed maps and GPS.  At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques.

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1. Culoo Rock Fishing Spot, Valentia Island, Kerry, Ireland

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One of the most spectacular but also one of the most dangerous and tragic coastal fishing spots on the Wild Atlantic Way is Culoo Rock in Valentia Island. This spot is great for Mackerel fishing in late August and September and bottom fishing for ray and conger but the fishing rock itself should ONLY be visited in good weather.

Culoo Rock from the west

CAUTION: DO NOT fish here during times of high wind and heavy swell as dangerous waves hit these rocks from all sides (see the photo gallery).

Valentia Geokaun looking west to Culoo, Paris and Bray HeadThis area of Valentia Island could keep you busy for a few days. Next to the fishing spot is the Scult or Scoilt of Culoo, a natural split in the rock where a blow hole has formed and where the wild Atlantic roars in.

Scoilt of Culoo, Valentia Island, Kerry

Only 100m to the west of Culoo is Poll Gorm or the Blue Pool natural swimming pool. The pool is filled by the sea and is a great for a dip after a spell of rain which helps freshen it up.

Poll Gorm or the Blue Pool natural swimming pool, Valentia Island, Kerry, Ireland

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to this spot and our detailed maps and GPS.  At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques.

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