surf & water sports


Experience the Atlantic at its wildest, a world class surf

Four miles of golden Atlantic strand, a stunning backdrop of wild estuary waves, rugged cliff faces and skies that roll forever, the Ballybunion surfing experience is an exhilarating mix of the elements and adventure.

Described as ‘a world class surf’, the Ballybunion surfing experience offers something for all surfing abilities from the novice taking to the waves for the first time right up to the more advanced surfer.

When asked about the Ballybunion surfing the surf website said: “You won’t beat the breaks in Ballybunnion, four miles of golden sands and the Atlantic cliff break proves a challenge for even the experienced surfer,” while the beach break in Ballybunion, according to surf blogger Ian Mitchinson was “seriously epic.”

Though undoubtedly the Ballybunion surf can provide an exhilarating challenge for even the advanced surfer, under the qualified tuition of the local experts at Ballybunion Surf School, the local waters – in the right places – can be ideal for the absolute beginner or intermediate surfer looking to advance their skills.

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Sea Kayaking

Probably the best way to see the rugged beauty of north Kerry’s coast up close – like you’ve never seen it before. Take to the water as dolphins and wild porpoise swim alongside, discover the secret coves, waterfalls, sea stacks and secluded beaches. A must for those seeking something different.


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