Activities in the Area
Suggested days while staying in Bothar Bui;
If you can tear yourself away from relaxing in Bothar Bui and would like to do more than a wander down the wood and a dip in the sea below, here are a few places you might like to visit:
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As well as the beautiful coastal and inland walks some of the Caha mountain range is more challenging but rewarding, try Hungry hill or for the less adventurous but with stunning views Knockatee, a visit to Helen's bar on Kilmakillogue is highly recommended after a climb up Knockatee.
Hill Walking: www.hillwalkireland.com
Arts and Crafts
There are several art galleries to visit, all of which featuring artwork by local artists. Themes of nature, the handmade and Irish tradition echo throughout the galleries. A wide selection of paintings, sculpture, handmade ceramics, hand-turned wood, handmade jewellery and textiles can be seen all year round. Look out for kids summer-festival art camps held in various villages around Beara throughout the summer months!
A Grand Day Out: www.facebook.com/bearadayout
As a Coastal area, there are many beaches dotted around the area which have a choice of rocky and sandy shores. Beautiful and unspoilled, on a warm day they are perfect for any amount of family activities.
Scenic Walks and Hiking
There is no shortage of fresh air down in Beara so what better way to take it all in than to visit some of the many beautiful walking or hiking trails, ranging from shady woodland walks, to rugged coastline trails, to the peaks of the Caha Mountains.
Horse Riding and Pony Trekking
There are various location around Beara for horse riding and pony trekking.They are all family owned, local enterprises, the closest to Bothar Bui being Tir na Hilan Riding stables, Castletownbere, 027 70108
Seafari cruises invite you to explore the prolific wildlife of Kenmare Bay on Ireland’s premier seal-watching and eco-nature boat trip. In our comfortable and sheltered passenger vessel, we will transport you from the picturesque Kenmare Pier in County Kerry into the magical and tranquil waters of Kenmare Bay.
Sea Trips: www.seafariireland.com and www.irelandseaangling.com
Water and Land-based Sports
West cork Sailing, Adrigole is great for all water sports and Star Outdoor Adventure Centre Kenmare, invites their visitors to take part in a fantastic amount of both water and landbased sports. These include kayaking, canoeing, sailing, pedal boating, water trampoline and slide, waterskiing and wake boarding, wildlife cruise trips, archery, orienteering, team challenges, hillwalking, paintballing, obsticle course, crazy golf and moutain biking.
Water Fun: www.staroutdoors.ie and www.westcorksailing.com