At the entrance to the magnificent Bantry Bay and just 2kms offshore from the town of Castletownbere, Bere Island is a quiet paradise that has many attractions for walkers, cyclists, bird-watchers and history lovers. Come see the dolphins and Basking Sharks and then enjoy a pint in one of the rustic island pubs.a
At the entrance to the magnificent Bantry Bay, guarding the harbour of Berehaven, lies the beautiful Bere Island. The Slieve Miskish and Caha Mountain ranges of the Beara Peninsula tower over the island providing a dramatic backdrop. Despite its proximity to Castletownbere, the island retains a distinct, friendly charm of rural places distant from urban life.
We operate a number of ferries which provide a variety of transport options. This includes the MV Sancta Maria and the MV Oileán na hÓige, each with a capacity of 4 cars and 75 passengers. We also accommodate commercial vehicles and lorries. Our fleet facilitates large groups and parties of all sizes. Foot passengers can travel on all ferries and can purchase tickets onboard. All our ferries are licensed by the Irish Department of Transport and have lifejackets for all passengers.
The road winds ahead toward another destination, another adventure. Through rock and rush, from sea to sky, let Beara take you on a voyage of discovery.