A Kerry Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point

Kerry Cliffs Portmagee Ireland (Skelligs Viewpoint)

The Kerry Cliffs is the nearest point on the mainland from which to view the Skellig Islands and are situated on the Skellig Ring which is an 18km loop just off the Ring of Kerry.

Kerry’s most spectacular sea cliffs have been a viewing point for generations and a few years ago were developed with fencing, a carpark, coffee shop and camping by the local landowner. The Cliffs are open from 9am to 9pm daily.

Kerry Cliffs with Bray Head Tower in the background

Kerry Cliffs Height

These cliffs of Kerry stand over 1000ft above the wild Atlantic and truly offer some incredible photo opportunities, weather permitting.

Kerry Cliffs Skelligs View Wild Atlantic Way Ireland

Kerry Cliffs vs Cliffs of Moher?

The Kerry Cliffs are higher, at 300 metres (1,000 ft), than the Cliffs of Moher which rise to a maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft). They are far less touristy. Many are surprised just how majestic the view is out to the Skelligs and Puffin Island and prefer them to the busier Cliffs of Moher. Perhaps it’s also the feeling of ‘reward’ having walked the short (but strenuous for some) distance from the car park.

But do both, you won’t regret either!

Walking and Bird Watching

Another great walk with spectacular views is the nearby Geokaun Mountain. Don’t let the name put you off, there is a car park near the top with picnic tables, so this makes it a great destination if some of those travelling with you are too young or too old for much walking.

For the bird watcher there are a wide variety of sea birds to be spotted on Valentia Island including Puffin, Great Black-Backed Gull, Shag, Peregrine Falcon, Raven, Chough, Fulmar, Herring Gull, Guillimot, Razorbill, Kittewake and Gannets.

Kerry Cliffs Admission Price

There is an entrance fee to the Kerry Cliffs of €4 euro per person which also gives you a discount in the coffee shop.

Directions to Kerry Cliffs

Click the link on the map below to go to Google Maps for directions on your mobile device.