Derrymore Strand is a stunning sandy beach that lies between the Slieve Mish mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Its only a few miles from Tralee county Kerry in the south west of Ireland and is very accessible to all. The beach is popular with locals and tourists alike, especially for walking and swimming. Derrymore Island, situated to the east of Derrymore Strand, is a nature reserve supporting many rare plant communities and is an important high-tide roosting area for shore birds. The name Derrymore is an anglicization of the Irish doire mór, meaning "great oak grove".