Caitins at Kells on the Ring of Kerry – Local Information
Caitins has a spectacular location on the Ring of Kerry. It’s ideally situated over the sea at Kells, between Cahersiveen and Glenbeigh.
Cahersiveen is the unspoiled capital of South Kerry. It has a marina, a library, and plenty of shops and little streets to explore.
Nestled into the mountains where the Ring of Kerry turns inland towards Foilmore, the beautiful blue-flag sandy beach
of Kells Bay is only a few minutes’ drive from Caitins. It’s a haven for children, with rock pools and a river to keep them happy for hours on end. They can paddle and swim on the beach with fine soft sand underfoot. When the tide is in, swimmers can jump and dive off the pier.
The sheltered bay with its caves and inlets is ideal for canoeists and kayakers. The pier and headlands are popular for fishing. Deep-sea fishing competitions take place regularly during the summer.
Surfers, more confident swimmers and walkers can head for Rossbeigh, adjacent to Glenbeigh. Rossbeigh is a very long sandy beach with good surf. It’s well-known to locals as the ideal place for a good, long walk; a round-trip of about six miles.
There’s usually free entertainment in the shape of kite surfers and sky divers.
Caitins is an ideal base for touring the Ring of Kerry, Dingle and Killarney or for complete relaxation in beautiful and friendly surroundings.
Pat’s Craft Shop – Top Quality Irish Crafts
Just twenty minutes’ walk from Caitins along the Ring of Kerry towards Cahersiveen is the famous Pat’s Craft Shop, which stocks high-quality local crafts alongside world-renowned Irish brands such as Belleek china.
Products can be shipped all over the world. Selected items are now available online at www.goldensofkells.com.
The Quarry Restaurant – Delicious Local Ingredients Expertly Cooked
The Quarry Restaurant, above the craft shop, is open all day from 10 to 5. It serves breakfast, lunch and snacks.
There’s a varied menu including fresh locally-caught fish. Everything is freshly cooked on the premises.
Enjoy a relaxing morning coffee with home-made cake or a delicious lunch. Savour the splendid 180-degree view of Dingle Bay while you eat.
Although it’s located upstairs, the restaurant has easy wheelchair access via a long ramp beside the building.
Grocery Shop and Petrol Station
There’s a grocery shop beside the craft shop. Anything you need for your stay can be bought here. There’s also a petrol station – if you’re running low don’t forget it’s the only petrol station on the Ring of Kerry for ten miles in either direction.