Beach View Allihies Bed and Breakfast in West Cork

Allihies, Beach View B&B 
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Welcome to Allihies Bed and Breakfast, Beach View accommodation on the Beara Peninsula, West Cork, on route of the Wild Atlantic Way drive.

At Beach View Bed & Breakfast Allihies on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork, you’ll receive  a warm welcome when you arrive for your stay at this family-run and family-friendly ‘bed and breakfast’ located just outside the beautiful village of Allihies on West Cork’s breathtaking Beara Peninsula. Our new and returning visitors enjoy our immaculate rooms, our hearty Irish breakfasts, and the chance to explore one of the most unspoilt and beautiful parts of Ireland. It has fantastic views of  Ballydonegan Beach and further out to the Skellig Rocks and view one of the best sunsets in the Beara Peninsula. It is within walking distance to Allihies restaurants and pubs (20 minute walk). However if you feel this is too far to walk we will drop you to the village and pick you up whenever you would like to return. Cycle hire, and kayaking are available in Castletownbere, and you can take a boat trip across to Bere Island to visit the Heritage Centre there too.

Beach View Bed and Breakast on the Beara Peninsula offers our guests,  lovely cozy bedrooms, ensuite  (with private shower WC and washhand basin) and tea and coffee making facilities all available for our guests.  Our guests, at Beach View, are assured of our personal attention at all times, as we are a small bed and breakfast we take time to help guests plan their days here in Allihies and Beara – and we are of course pleased to give whatever assistance guests need. If required we do a drop – off and pick-up for both walks and buses and evening meals and we prepare packed lunches for picnics to make the most of your time on our unspoilt Beara Peninsula.

Beach View Allihies B&B Accommodation  is perfectly located overlooking the beach  and we have the added bonus of having the view of the beach from some of the rooms with stunning views.  Beach View B and B Allihies is in a perfect location to visit the local amenities. If you require a Hire Car you can  book on line from Airport Car Hire Network.

However far, your travelling takes you during the day, you’ll enjoy the chance to return to the comfort of the Beach View B&B. We’re within a short distance of Allihies village for your evening entertainment, and evening meals are available in O’Neill’s Bar and Restaurant during the holiday season.

Find Allihies Bed & Breakfast Beach View recently mentioned in the Sunday Times Travel section, as places and drives and accommodation to visit along the way for visiting Cork and Kerry.

Sun setting in Allihies West Cork

Things to Do & Local Attractions In Allihies

There is no shortage of interesting things to do and see in and around Allihies. Walk along the spectacular Beara Way,Take the Cable Car across to Dursey Island, follow the Allihies Copper Mine Trail to discover the remains of its ancient industry or settle down for a family picnic on one of the beautiful sandy beaches.

Fishing, diving and horse-riding trips can easily be arranged in Allihies, and we’ll be happy to help you plan activities that would make your holiday enjoyable. If you’re looking for more peaceful activities, you’ll find the Dzogchen Beara Buddhist retreat centre near here a wonderful place to visit. Its daily meditations classes are open to all. The harbour town of Castletownbere is about 25 minutes’ drive from Allihies, and you’ll find more restaurants and shops in the bustling town, as well as a good golf course.

Local Horse Racing

Local Horse Racing

  • Walking
  • Pubs
  • Diving
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • Horse Riding & Livery
  • Art Gallerys
  • St Michael’s Catholic Church
  • Shops and Post Office
  • Dzogchen Beara the Tibetan Buddhist Centre
  • Castletownbere

The Dursey cable car which provides transport across to Dursey island is a must-see during your visit. Take a ride across to Dursey and take the time to find the three villages that once thrived here. The island is a perfect place to visit for birdwatchers, and we’ll be happy to provide you with packed lunches for your days out while you’re here!



The village’s past is celebrated in the Allihies Copper Mine Museum ( which was established after years of tireless research by members of the local community. The award-winning museum traces the history of the copper-mining industry which sustained the village in the 19th and early-20th centuries. After you’ve taken a look at the many artifacts collected in the museum, be sure to find time to enjoy a treat in the museum’s café. The objective of the museum is to recognise, research, preserve and celebrate the rich mining heritage of Allihies. The museum achieves this through the display of artefacts, the use of photographs, illustrations, original drawings and documents, diagrams and maps, as well as a number of key large-scale models together with text panels. The location of the museum is a key factor being the Methodist chapel built in 1845 for the Cornish miners working in the mines. ACMM has a vital community role in so far as it is a custodian of an important story that reaches into the heart of the community, shaping its identity. The museum is not seen as a static entity but rather a continuous work in progress with new material being added as it comes to light. The Copper Café commands views over the sandy beach at Ballydonegan. The beach is in fact a by-product of the 19th century mining industry, being the crushed quartz resulting from the ore extraction process, washed down and deposited on the shore. The Café is a welcoming place for the visitor to relax and enjoy a range of meals and snacks, home baking, homemade ice cream and the best espresso in the south west.

The Beara peninsula is also home to Dunboy Castle, just outside Castletownbere. The castle was home of the O’Sullivan Bere clan and was the scene of a famous siege in 1602 which marked one of the last stands by the old Gaelic order in Ireland. The development of walking routes across West Cork means that it’s now possible to trace the route O’Sullivan Bere took in his flight from the castle to Carriganass Castle ( in Kealkill, just outside Bantry, and on towards Leitrim where he joined the Flight of the Earls.



Dursey, which is only 6.5km long and 1.5km wide provides the tourist with some lovely walks and breathtaking views of the nearby West Cork coastline. The remains of the island’s three villages are waiting to be explored, giving the visitor an insight into the way the people lived and worked. The island is famous for it’s magnificent selection of bird species and is a birdwatchers’ heaven. This rugged island is accessed via Ireland’s only cable car, which runs about 250m above the sea and takes six people or one large animal at a time! The journey takes about ten minutes crossing the infamous Dursey Sound where strong tides make travelling by boat hazardous. The island is part of the Beara Way walking trail and having no shops, pubs or restaurants offers the day visitor a unique experience of calm with spectacular views of the Beara Peninsula. The island is a perfect place to visit for birdwatchers, and we’ll be happy to provide you with packed lunches for your days out while you’re here!


ALLIHIES – Allihies Village

 The Colourful Village of Allihies

The Colourful Village of Allihies

Irish: Na hAilichí – The Colourful Village of Allihies

Allihies a small seaside village with a big personality located on the Beara Peninsula. This little seaside village has so many personalities it’s difficult to know where to start. The town is lovely and the beach is stupendous, but you can’t go walking in those inviting hills unless you travel the carefully laid out roadways. Once properly known as Cluin, Allhies was a thriving copper mining town.

The B&B is just a few minutes’ walk away from Allihies village where you’ll be able to enjoy traditional music in Jimmy’s Bar, and the Lighthouse Bar. Home-cooked food (and more music!)is available in O’Neill’s Bar and Restaurant ( Opposite O’Neill’s Bar,there is a small village playground. InJune each year, the village plays host to the Michael O’Dwyer Festival of traditional music. Music is on offer across the June bank holiday weekend in local pubs, the mine museum and the old schoolhouse: it’s a real treat for music lovers who travel from across Ireland for the event. The village hosts its major annual celebration for the Allihies Festival on 15th August with a sports day in the ‘Sliabh’. It usually features horse racing – a practice probably dating from the time of more widespread use of horses and ponies in the copper mining industry. It takes place in a setting between the ocean and the surrounding mountains. The music and celebrations in the village last for the whole week, and visitors return year after year to enjoy the fun!  The village also hosts the Michael Dwyer Festival of Traditional Irish music, which commemorates the life of a Beara musician and composer. The main street is small but welcoming, its brightly painted buildings stand in brilliant contrast to the gray hills they nestle under.



Allihies Beach

Allihies Beach

The jewel of Allihies is its beautiful beach. Swimming in Allihies is exhilarating and safe most of the time. Like any place beside the sea, it pays to use common sense, especially when the the tides turn and the waves come thundering in! Delicate tidal pools and a white quartz strand make Allihies beach a treasure to behold The Beara Peninsula in County Cork, Ireland is a treasure trove of incredible sites. One of these jewels is Dzogchen Beara, a short drive from the town of Castletownbere ON THE ROAD TO ALLIHIES. Dzogchen Beara is a Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Centre welcoming people of all nationalities and religion located on the beautiful Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Ireland. They offer daily meditation classes, rest and renewal breaks, retreats with Sogyal Rinpoche and other renowned Tibetan masters and more. The surroundings are magnificent, serene, and well worth the visit.

Castletownbere is the principal town in Beara and sits right beside the harbour  The fishing boats come in with many species of fish daily. Castletownbere has all the  services of a typical Irish small town, i.e. banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, internet cafes, restaurants and bars.

Bere Island can be accessed by two ferry’s, one from Castletownbere the other two mile to the east next to the golf course, “Pontoon” Dursey Island  Ireland’s only cable car.

Hungry Hill  the highest of the Caha mountain’s.

Dunboy the Ancestral Castle of the O’Sullivan Bere Clan.

More details for the Beara Peninsula check here.