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Island View House



Bere Island Irish: Oiléan Béarra, meaning “bear island”, although officially called An tOileán Mór meaning “the big island”) is an island off the Beara Peninsula in County Cork Ireland. There is the Ardnakinna lighthouse.


– Ardnakinna lighthouse: It was built in 1850 on Bere Island. The lighthouse is located at the top of a rocky cliff. It’s light, 62 m above sea level, marks the western entrance to the harbor of Castletownbere in Bantry Bay. The site is not accessible by road, but only by a hiking trail

– Bere Island Parkrun: A weekly parkrun of 5 km takes place every weekend on bere island. The views across Bantry Bay are spectacular & the event is suitable for all abilities: walk, jog or run & test yourself against your best time. The event takes place at Rerrin’s GAA club & it’s free to enter.

– The Bere Island Heritage Centre: The Bere Island Heritage Centre hosts a permanent exhibition on the unique history and lifestyle of Bere Island as well as temporary themed exhibitions throughout the year. It’s also an information center about the island’s heritage sites and walks.

– Most of the island is visited by walking. It is therefore known for its hiking and the beauty of its landscapes.


Take Back Rd towards Castletownbere – Bere Island – 3 min (700 m)
Take the ferry Castletownbere – Bere Island (charge) – 25 min (2.1 km)
Drive to your destination – 8 min (4.3 km)


The center has internet access, printing and office services, a craft shop and sells refreshments; and as such has become the focal point of Bere Island.
You have to take the ferry from Castletownbere to go to the Island.

More information: BERE ISLAND

Island View House

Castletownbere accommodation in West Cork.