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Beara Camping The Peacock

Ireland, South West, Co. Kerry, Tuosist

+353 64 668 4287
Mid April - Mid October.

Alan Rogers Review

Five minutes from Kenmare Bay, The Peacock is a unique location for campers who appreciate the natural world, where disturbance to nature is kept to a minimum. This five-acre site offers simple camping facilities with a variety of accommodation including a hostel, caravan holiday homes, secluded hardstanding pitches with electricity and level grass areas for tenting. The site is run by a Dutch couple, Bert and Klaske van Bavel, who are almost more Irish than the Irish, having made Ireland their home for their family.

The campsite is located on the Ring of Beara, an iconic 92-mile circular route around the Beara Peninsula along the Atlantic Ocean in the southwest of Ireland. It's wild and rugged, spectacular but safe, and the scenery of the counties of Cork and Kerry is simply incredible. The Gleninchaquin park is a highlight with its great walking routes and the unique Uragh Stone Circle. Elsewhere popular visits include the Healy Pass, Ardea Castle, Derreen Gardens and the fishing town of Castletownbere.

In addition, there are cabins sleeping two or four people and hiker huts (van conversions) sleeping two, to avoid a damp night or to dry out. Bert and Klaske love to share with visitors the unspoiled natural terrain, its wildlife, the sheltered community campfire and advice on the walking and hiking routes in the area. The homely restaurant, open in July and August, boasts appetising and homemade food including breakfast with fresh bread each morning.


Three small and basic blocks provide toilets, washbasins and free hot showers. Laundry service for a small fee. Campers’ kitchens and sheltered eating area. Restaurant and takeaway (July/Aug). Pets are not accepted. WiFi on part of site.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar Nearby
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Nature
  • Restaurant
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Small Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site


From the N22, 17 km. east of Killarney, take the R569 south to Kenmare. In Kenmare take R571, Castletownbere road and site is 12 km.

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