We received a warm and friendly welcome, and all amenities were pointed out as we were shown to our reserved pitch - a slightly sloping long hard standing with a nice view of the sea in the distance. The site has a really interesting layout - mainly long concrete hardstanding pitches (cars and caravans parked end on), and beautifully maintained grass spaces in between each. The pitches are set at angles to each other so the site feels less ‘regimented’ in layout than some sites. At quiet times it feels really relaxed and spacious - however we arrived in the middle of the August bank holiday weekend when the site was incredibly busy, with all designated pitches full, and pretty much every grass space between hardstandings also filled with extra units. In fairness, people managed well in these more crowded conditions, and the site was completely silent from 11pm. Dogs were left unattended in a couple of caravans so there was some barking in the evening. Showers cost €1 and there is free WiFi, although we found this to be a bit patchy and unreliable (maybe because it was such a busy time?). We didn’t go to the hotel next door, but it did look really nice. We found the nearby Ashes pub to be lively and welcoming, with a good atmosphere. They also had live music each evening from 9.30pm. You can have a pleasant stroll from the site, down a country lane, along the beach, then back up to the village, pick up a bit of shopping and have a drink on the way back into the site. Really relaxing.
Glenross (REF : Z06)
Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry, V93 HF64, Republic of IrelandView on map
Why stay here ...
The breath-taking sea views across Dingle Bay are one of the main draws for visitors to this site. It’s a small, peaceful place with friendly owners who keep the grounds and facilities immaculately maintained and offer lots of information on local walks and attractions.
Site amenities are reasonably limited, but there’s a welcoming hotel next door, which serves good food and hosts live Irish music regularly. The village shops are also a short walk, meaning essentials are easily found.
Bikes are available for hire onsite and there are lots of cycle routes to enjoy around and about. The stunning Rossbeigh beach is also close by and provides opportunities to bathe, surf or horse ride. Don’t miss the chance to explore the pathways along the Ring of Kerry, with its majestic landscapes that are steeped in history.
Around and About
Skellig Rock, Rossbeigh beach, Ring of Kerry, Valentia Island, Kerry Bog Village, Dingle Peninsula, Killarney National Park, Golf, Fishing, Horse riding, Walking trails, Water sports, Tennis, Mini golf.
Latest arrival time - low: 10:00 PM
Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM
Earliest departure time - low: 7:00 AM
Earliest departure time - high: 7:00 AM
Is there a set arrival day? No
19 miles west of Killarney. Campsite is located on the N70 Killorgin-Glenbeigh road. If arriving from the direction of Killorgin site will be on the right just before entering the village of Glenbeigh.
- V93 HF64
- Republic of Ireland touring caravan sites
- Distance to Calais: (kms)
- Lat 52.05862 / Lon -9.93183
- Michelin map no.
- Buses go to: Ring of Kerry, Killorglin
- Daily public transport within 2 kms
- Nearest port: Dun Laoghaire (207 kms)
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We spent eight nights at Glenross at the end of August when the site was relatively quiet. Glenross is perfectly positioned - on the ring of Kerry, close to Glenbeigh village with all its amenities and stunning Rossbeigh beach. Nearly all the pitches have views across to the Dingle peninsula and within a couple of hundred metres of the site gates there is a pub with regular live music and excellent food. The facilities were scrupulously clean and the staff friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. In short, our stay there was perfect - even the weather was fine! We can thoroughly recommend this site to anyone planning a visit to the Ring of Kerry.