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Banna Beach

Relive the beach vacations of your childhood. Stretch out with a book, clamber over the dunes, build a sandcastle or learn to surf.

Swim, splash, surf and relax at Banna Beach, a beloved seaside spot for County Kerry locals. The ocean rolls gently onto a wide stretch of sand and the sea air blows in over the scrub behind. The wide expanse of sand is perfect for long walks along the water and mornings spent peacefully fishing.

Also known as Banna Strand, Banna Beach stretches from Ballyheigue Beach in the north to Barrow Beach in the south. The sand goes on for miles, a pure expanse of sky, sea air and waves, ideal for a classic family day at the beach. Enjoy the seclusion of the seaside with the convenience of having the small township of Tralee nearby, where you’ll find restaurants and essential services.

Banna Beach has a Blue Flag award for quality, which attests to its safety, cleanliness and environmental management. Lifeguards patrol the shore in the summertime, making it perfect for taking a swim or learning to surf. On a warm day, set up an umbrella and towel and spend a day relaxing in the sunshine, catching up on reading. Balance on a paddleboard or enjoy a ball game with the kids. Wander among the sand dunes, which run the entire length of the beach and can be as high as 40 feet (12 meters) as they grow and shrink with the wind and weather. Toward the southwest, see the Dingle Peninsula mountains in the distance.

Close to the dunes near Ballyheigue, look for the monument to Roger Casement, an Irish revolutionary leader. Casement came ashore from a German U-boat in 1916 as part of a plan to obtain weapons. His mission failed and he was found guilty of treason and executed.

Find Banna Beach where County Kerry meets the Atlantic Ocean north of Tralee Bay. Tralee town is around 7 miles (12 kilometers) away. Banna Beach has parking. For maximum time in the sun, stay in a family hotel near the beach or a cottage in the sand dunes.


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Hidden gem by the Sea, Relax and Unwind, Great Wifi
Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018
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Hidden gem by the Sea, Relax and Unwind, Great Wifi

Hidden gem by the Sea, Relax and Unwind, Great Wifi

Ardfert, Kerry (county)
     
    5.0 of 5
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Sandy Lane house was all that it said on the HomeAway page...and more. It was a beautiful house in a fabulous location, minutes from the beach, with great facilities...just bring your suitcase! The sleeping accommodation was arranged in 3 bedrooms with wonderfully comfortable beds and lots of extra ...

    Barrow House $120
    Barrow House

    Barrow House

    Barrow House, Barrow Bay, Ardfert, County Kerry
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Ardfert, this country house is close to Tralee Golf Club, Fenit Lighthouse, and Fenit Sea World. Local attractions also include Banna Beach.

      Large Scenic 3 bed Cottage Close to Beach, Mountain Views, Wild Atlantic Way
      Reviewed on Apr 27, 2019
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      Large Scenic 3 bed Cottage Close to Beach, Mountain Views, Wild Atlantic Way

      Large Scenic 3 bed Cottage Close to Beach, Mountain Views, Wild Atlantic Way

      Ardfert, Kerry (county)
         
        4.9 of 5
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        Kieran made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. The house had everything we could need and we had a wonderful few days enjoying the sunshine in such beautiful surrounds.

        Ballyroe Heights Hotel $90
        Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019
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        Ballyroe Heights Hotel

        Ballyroe Heights Hotel

        Ballyroe, Tralee, Kerry
           
          4.5 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Beautiful room with a view. Excellent service. Wluld highly recommend.

          Top Beach House in Ballyheigue. 100m to the Beach. 4 Bedrooms. Sleeps 12
          Top Beach House in Ballyheigue. 100m to the Beach. 4 Bedrooms. Sleeps 12

          Top Beach House in Ballyheigue. 100m to the Beach. 4 Bedrooms. Sleeps 12

          Ballyheigue, Kerry (county)
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the waterfront, this historic vacation home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Ballyheigue Castle Golf Course and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Banna Beach. Ardfert Cathedral and Wether's Well are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Large and Luxurious Beautifully Located House With Sea and Mountain Views
            Large and Luxurious Beautifully Located House With Sea and Mountain Views

            Large and Luxurious Beautifully Located House With Sea and Mountain Views

            Ballyheigue, Kerry (county)
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Ballyheigue Castle Golf Course and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Banna Beach. Ardfert Cathedral and Wether's Well are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Absolute Heaven on the Waterside Luxury Beachhouse Home With Mountain Views
              Absolute Heaven on the Waterside Luxury Beachhouse Home With Mountain Views

              Absolute Heaven on the Waterside Luxury Beachhouse Home With Mountain Views

              Ballyheigue, Kerry (county)
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated on the beach, this romantic vacation home is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Ballyheigue Castle Golf Course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Banna Beach and Ardfert Cathedral. Wether's Well and Ardfert Golf Course are also within 9 mi (15 km).

                Shangri-La B&B $78
                Reviewed on Oct 6, 2018
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                Shangri-La B&B

                Shangri-La B&B

                The Spa, 4km from Tralee Town, Tralee, Kerry
                   
                  4.0 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Wonderful, private and cozy atmosphere. Beautiful surroundings