Located on a hillside overlooking Caragh Lake this site offers picture perfect views of the lake and it’s small islands – Robert’s Island and Illaunbuddoga. Seefin mountain stands sentry to the rear of the lake with Dingle Bay and the Atlantic ocean visible beyond. The lake is freshwater and is widely regarded for salmon fishing. The forest offers brisk walking with mountain access for the adventurous. This is located in one of the many picturesque areas of Kerry. Definitely worth a visit!
Things to do
Walk: Caragh Lake Trail (1.7km, 30 mins, strenuous) is a great muscle burner in very pleasant surrounds. If visiting Caragh Lake for the views then you must venture up the Mountain Spur trail (410m, 10mins, strenuous) where the 360° panorama include Killorglin, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Glenbeigh, Inch beach, the Dingle peninsula and the Atlantic – quite simply stunning.
Fish: Nearby Caragh Lake is renowned for fishing. Enquire locally regarding permits and licenses.
Explore nature: Sika deer have been spotted at times in the woods along with foxes and rabbits.
Don’t miss our hidden gem
The views from the car park are exquisite but if you are energetic enough to climb the mountain spur trail the views are sublime.