Derrynane Blue Flag beach is a gem on Ring of Kerry. When the sun shines, the white sand give the waters the most perfect and appealing Greek Island blue colour that forces you to jump in for a swim. The beach is safe and sheltered in a natural harbour and the white sands can make it look exotic in the sun. Derrynane is perfect for families, swimming, walking and all watersports. There is however a small section of beach not suitable for swimming due to dangerous currents and this area is marked with warning signs.
The beach is located adjacent to Derrynane National Park a Natural Heritage Area and the village of Caherdaniel. This beach is lifeguarded during the bathing season (the lifeguard schedule is displayed on the information noticeboard at the beach). Photo by Valerie O’Sullivan
During low tide you can walk across to nearby Abbey Island where its graveyard is the burial place of Mary O’Connell, wife of The Liberator, Daniel O’Connell. From the beach you can walks to the nearby Derrynane House which is Daniel O’Connell’s home (open to the public) and there is cafe too.