Bere Island


BERE ISLAND is a hop, skip and a jump from the mainland - 1.5 km from Castletownbere - and situated at the mouth of the deepest natural harbour in Europe.

Bere Island has a rich history and heritage, which is the subject of a comprehensive conservation plan. The island has excellent accommodation, ferry and island transport services, superb eating facilities and plenty of opportunity for fun and craic.


The island landscape is wonderfully rich and breathtakingly beautiful at all times of the year. Bere Island is a great destination for families, day-trippers, orienteering, walking and cycling groups. It is also ideal for the more serious minded visitors (the island's archaeological, heritage and military history is unique in Ireland) and those wanting to get away from it all. All within easy access to the mainland.


Bere Island Ferries
Licensed car/passenger ferry service to Bere Island from Castletownbere
Tel: 027-75009; 086-2423140

Bere Island Holiday Homes
Four star self-catering houses Ardagh, Bere Island, Beara
Tel: 021-4372531; 086-8845709

Lawrence Cove Lodge
B&B and self-catering accommodation overlooking the harbour; Open all year, all rooms en-suite
Tel: 027-75988

Lawrence Cove Marina & Craft Shop
Shower & laundry facilities;
Winter storage; Power washing & maintenance
Tel: 027-75044; 087-2506429

'Lookout' Bistro Coffee & Mineral Bar
Full wine licence; Eat in or Take away;
Satellite TV; Pool Table; Gifts
Tel: 027-75999

Murphy's Ferry Service
Licensed car/passenger ferry service to Bere Island from the "Pontoon"
(located 3 miles from Castletownbere on the Glengarriff Road)
Tel: 027-75014; 087-2386095

Martello View B&B
Purpose built B&B; a haven of peace and tranquillity;
magnificent views of the harbour, Caha mountains & Martello Towers
Tel: 027-75052

The Admiral?s House
Beautifully restored period house.
Self catering accommodation ? stunning sea and mountain views, 7 bedrooms all en-suite.
Tel: 027-75213