Waterville Village, also known as "The Little Whirlpool", displays some of the most breathtaking scenery in Kerry. It is situated on the Ring of Kerry and has some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Ireland.
There are many activities to be done in Waterville, sites of interest to visit and beautiful beaches to relax on.
We are situated a mere 5 minutes from Waterville Golf Links which is over 100 years old and is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world. Recent visitors to the course are Tiger Woods, and Mark O'Meara. The newly completed Skellig Bay Golf course is also a mere 5 minutes away from our B&B. Ron Kirby of the Old Head of Kinsale is the designer of this new course. Ron has worked with Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player, and later with Jack Nicklaus in Mount Juliet. The opening holes are built on hilly terrain around the meandering Fionnglassa River, and the back nine works towards the cliff overlooking Ballinskelligs below.
Spend a few hours riding through the local landscape and on sandy beaches or go trekking up the mountains, in the countryside or woodlands. Well equiped Equestrian Centres and Stables are situated in the area specialising in treks to the local beaches and other scenic areas of interest.
Fishing - Lake and Sea Angling
The sea surrounding the Iveragh penninsula is rich fishing ground. The Gulf Stream waters from the Gulf of Mexico heat the offshore waters and provide a variety of marine species.
Charter boats available from Waterville.
For fishermen interested in salmon and brown trout fishing, Lough Currane offers some of the finest sea trout available in Ireland. Gillies and boat hire can be arranged locally. Ask Angela for more information.
At over 200km, the Kerry Way is one of Ireland's longest signposted walking trail and also one of the most popular. The trail starts and finishes in Killarney. Looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, the Kerry Way goes anti-clockwise, passing through some of the most isolated and dramatic countryside in the country. For more information visit The Kerry Way
The network of safe roads in the vicinity of Waterville are ideal for the cyclist. Many daytrips can be enjoyed such as a trip by the Glenmore Lakes or further a field along the Cumeragh Valley and Lakes and the scenic Skellig Ring.Skellig Trips.
There are several water sports centers in the area incorporating tuition and equipment rental together with scuba-diving, canoeing, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing. The area is surrounded by safe and beautiful swimming havens where people can go to escape the pressures of life and enter the adventurous world of watersports.
Trips to Skelligs
The Skellig Islands, Skellig Michael and Small Skellig, stand aloof in the Atlantic Ocean some 12 km southwest of Valentia Island, County Kerry.
These Skellig islands are world-famous, each in its own right: Skellig Michael is known throughout the world of archaeology as the site of a well-preserved monastic outpost of the Early Christian period - now designated a World Heritage Site; Small Skellig is equally renowned in matters of ornithology as the home of some 27,000 pairs of gannets - the second largest colony of such seabirds in the world.
For more information on Waterville, visit www.visitwaterville.ie