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A beautiful drive and a great walk to the lighthouse. Not a very easy one but worth the exercise... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
United Kingdom
Ocean views, steep cliffs, nice hike, enjoyed the tea house alot

Really nice hike, especially if you can do the full loop. The drive to the hiking area on Sheep's... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Gregory P
Bangor, Maine
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

A beautiful drive and a great walk to the lighthouse. Not a very easy one but worth the exercise. We were lucky to arrive before "Bernie's Cupan Tae" closed for the winter. A very quaint and sweet coffee/tea shop with an amazing soup. Lovely and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Sheep’s Head is wild, dramatic & beautiful. Unfortunately, all the trails do not allow dogs. We enjoyed soup & scones at the little cafe.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Really nice hike, especially if you can do the full loop. The drive to the hiking area on Sheep's Head Peninsula seems long and it is a narrow and twisty road, but it was worth it to do the hike. Maybe next time we'll find...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Gregory P
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We drove up to sheeps head, its the most amazing scenery and really worth a visit. its so peaceful and the sun was glistening on the water. There was a little cafe there which an elderly lady run and she had home made scones and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LimerickandukAlice
Reviewed September 28, 2018

if you are in the area, don't miss taking a drive along this peninsula. We stopped and had a picnic lunch on the rocky shore and made friends with some mules, Lovely views

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank robin c
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The Sheep’s Head Way is our 6th European Hike and this one was by far our most enjoyable, thanks to Hillside Walking Tours. Charlie is the go to, tour guide and organizer. He totally set up our self walk from organizing great accommodation, restaurants, transportation...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Flapper23
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

My family and I were visiting and decided to walk to the lighthouse at Sheeps Head. We parked at the little cafe and walk to the lighthouse. Saw fantastic views, even spotted a few sheep hiding among the rocks. Kids found it to be very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank craigmG2973XB
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We parked up after Ahkinsta and walked to the end of the peninsula. Lovely walk, plenty of birds, butterflies and plants for the naturalist and good hard walking. Great relief at the cafe at the end of the headland, and then back again. Wonderful walk,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ProfessorRathgar
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Don't miss this walk if you can at all. A most perfect place on a good day. Scenery was spectacular .

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank EAMONNWAlSH100
Reviewed September 15, 2018

The sole reason for this trip to Ireland was to explore the West Cork Peninsula's and I was not disappointed. Having fine and dry weather this trip enhanced the beauty of this part of Ireland. The link road is a challenge but good fun to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ships Head is fantastic for cycling. We stayed there two time (as walkers) and always could watch cycling tourists making there way. The streets are calm with good ground, sometimes you have to climb little hills. On top... More
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