This is a rugged coastal area. The marine life, marine sport and marine activity is superb.
The Atlantic Sailing Club is based at Mannix Point.
Visitors are welcome to take part but you must bring your own wet suit and buoyancy aid.
If you bring your own small boat, kayak or wind-surf board you will find the waters at Mannix Point perfect for your needs.
Included in the activities available are:
Valentia Island Sea Sports, PADI diving courses and diving ...
PADI training courses and boat dive trips. Includes information on dive sites and a guestbook. Based at Valentia Island, Kerry.
Valentia Island Sea Sports
Whale Watching Trips - About three and a half hours, usually evenings.
Rib Thrills - About one and a half hours.
Day Fishing Trips - Minimum five persons on the boat.
Mackerel Evening Fishing Trips.
Minimum six persons.
Half-Day Fishing Trips.
Rods available if needed.
Introduction to Shore Angling:
1. Beginners. 2. Advanced.
Operated by one of Ireland’s top ghillies.
Introduction to the art of fly-fishing for salmon and sea-trout for beginners and for advanced.
Skellig Michael. A UNESCO World Heritage site. The highlight of a holiday in Kerry. You can pre-book at Mannix Point reception.
Mannix Point is located right inside the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve. We have installed Dark-Sky compliant lighting so you can enjouy beautiful starry nights right from outside your tent or caravan. There are also numerous viewing areas within the reserve not far from Mannix Point.
Go to the beach.
There are nine beautiful beaches within easy reach of Mannix Point. Some have European Blue Flag status.
You have a choice of high level or low level, long distance or short distance walks. Ask me for details. You can borrow or buy maps and guides at Mannix Point reception. discoverireland.ie/walking.aspx
This area has some of the most popular and well-liked geocaches
in the country to suit everyone's taste and ability. We also have
one of the oldest caches in Munster: "Atlantic
Whirlpool" was first
established in June 2003.
Caches in South-West Kerry: List
Go Horse Riding.
Archaeology and History.
The Archaeological and Historical Sites near Mannix Point and along The Ring of Kerry Coast are too numerous to detail here. If this is your interest have a chat with me while you are here. I have quite a good range of reference books which you can borrow. Try Archaeology and History South West Kerry in Google.
An interesting foreshore walk takes you via Ballycarbery Castle, Cahergal and Leacanabuaile Stone Forts. You can borrow maps and details of the walk at Mannix Point reception.
Challenging coastal courses. For details log on to
Arts and Crafts.
Gallery One in Cahirciveen is a local co-operative.
The Cahirciveen Celtic Festival of Music and the Arts takes place on the Irish August Bank Holiday Weekend.
You will need to book early if you want to be at Mannix Point during the festival.