We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Derrynane Beach

Derrynane, Caherdaniel, Ireland
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good8%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Derrynane, Caherdaniel, Ireland
Write a Review
Reviews (228)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 210 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous day here with 3 kids. There are amazing huge beaches with rocks to climb, sand dunes, walks - something for everyone. The beach has life guards and toilet facilities. There are several car parks which get very busy, especially as the...More

Thank cfurey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place with the Atlantic Ocean rolling onto a fantastic beach. Warning there are some restricted areas due to currents but on the whole it is brilliant. Lifeguards on the main stretch and water sports in the harbour section. Derrynane House, Abbey Island, The Mass...More

Thank tomoconnell101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect combination of rocks for climbing and rock pooling together with glorious sandy beaches and hidden coves. Just needs more guaranteed sunshine!!

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for a swim, and exploration of the old church and graveyard, ample parking, and easy enough to find. What a view!

Thank Kris P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Derrynane beach is my absolute favourite place in Ireland. My home away from home. I recommend visitors to Derrynane to take a walk along mass path, it's a stunning walk along the coast and through the hillside with beautiful scenery along the way. It's clear...More

Thank laineyb36
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this beach after a tour of Derrynane House - Childhood home of Daniel O Connell - Irish Historical figure - It is a very short walk from the house and is beautiful with small coves around a lovely bay

Thank helenkeatings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful beach to spend some time on. Historic Derrynane house close by which is all about a pivotal historic Irish figure Daniel O Connell. Very interesting,

Thank MaddieW1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After long travels through many counties in Ireland I have found Caherdaniel and in particular Derrynane beach to be the most beautiful place I have visited. Be it in the middle of winter with the wind howling and the beach all to yourself, or in...More

Thank Micky M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Just a quick walk up the berm and down to the dangerous but beautiful beach. Great little bay which ends with this beach. Can walk on the shore during low tide. Signs warning of rip tides and high waves makes it a scary place to...More

Thank GloriasTravels
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Derrynane was recommended by our host and we were not disappointed. The beach was off the main road and empty. The views out over the water were beautiful and even with the wind it was a very peaceful place. There are toilet facilities but not...More

Thank Lisa W
Nearby Restaurants
The Blind Piper
341 reviews
2.74 km away
An Corcan Restaurant
367 reviews
7.97 km away
O'Carroll's Cove
208 reviews
3.91 km away
Bake My Day!
81 reviews
7.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Charlie Chaplin Statue
153 reviews
7.80 km away
Eagle Rock Equestrian Centre
56 reviews
2.56 km away
Derrynane Walk
37 reviews
.54 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
1 August 2016|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Catriona O | Reviewed this property |
Wavecrest Caravan Park. it is only about 1km from Derrynane Beach. beautiful spot..
donna l
9 July 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from clevercat123 | Reviewed this property |
There is a life guard there. I would check with him as the beach looks lovely and there are perfect spots to swim but there are parts with rocks also for those that do not know the beach. When you come into the parking lot... More