Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with views out to seven islands, including Scariff, Deenish, Inisfarnard, and the famous Skelligs, the setting is spectacular, and changes continually with the infinitely varying moods of the sea. In the distance, Carrauntoohil (the highest mountain peak in Ireland) and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range add to the panorama. Beara Rainforest is located directly on the Wild Atlantic Way, very near the picturesque and colourful village of Eyeries, with its pubs, shops, coffee shop (homemade cheesecake highly recommended!), restaurant, post office and playground.
Within less than 5 mins. drive of Beara Rainforest there are a multitude of other attractions for visitors, including the tallest ogham stone still standing in Ireland, the scenic fishing harbour of Ballycrovane, the ruins of Kilcatherine medieval church, Eyeries beach, the Cascades waterfall, and the enigmatic ‘Hag of Beara’. Also nearby is the pretty village of Ardgroom, replete with a great coffee shop, pub, etc., as well as its famous stone circle and Glenbeg Lake, to mention only a little of what’s on offer.
Nor is there any shortage of places to stay in the immediate locality, with plenty of good B&Bs and a campsite. For those who prefer to stay in a hotel, the Beara Coast Hotel in Castletownbere, the ‘capital’ of Beara, is only a short drive away.