walking trails around eyeries

Eyeries Creha Quay & Coastguard Station Looped Walks

There are two Looped Walking trails from Eyeries which can be walked as one long walk starting and ending at O'Sullivan's Store or as two shorter separate ones. For some parts, they share the Beara Way.


For Creha Quay and the longer loop, the walk goes from O'Sullivan's down to the Strand, north along the coast with a return to the village at Creha Quay or continuing on to the Old Coastguard Station and returning via the path and road at Gurteen north of the village. The path is marked with blue, yellow and red arrows. 


The more northerly Coastguard Station Loop can be walked on its own accessed from the road to Creha Quay just across from the Post Office and returning via the path and road from the Coastguard Station back to the village.


There are great views of the rugged coast of Coulagh Bay, the Slieve Miskish mountains and the mountains of the Ring of Kerry.


Eyeries Eco Walk

The Eyeries Eco Walk is based on the Creha Quay Looped Walk described above with information boards along the way highlighting the rich bio-diversity of the area.


There is a wide variety of flora and fauna around Eyeries. This can be attributed to the mild year-round climate and to environmental protection methods adopted by local farmers in recent years that have reduced pollution and protected hedgerows and watercourses. The proximity to the Atlantic leads to a good number of birds, plants, seaweeds and marine mammals.

The BEARA WAY

Map reproduced courtesy of Beara Tourism

Beara Way near Eyeries

The Beara Way

Eyeries is situated on The Beara Way which is a 206km National Waymarked walking trail that starts and ends in Glengarriff.  Along this trail you can see the magnificent, rugged coastline and mountains of the Beara Peninsular and many archaeological sites.

It is marked by yellow signposts and this image shows the section of the trail by the Old Coastguard Station and boat house at Gurteen near Eyeries.