Looking for things to do in Cromane? Here’s our selection of the very best there is on offer.
Take an oyster tour
Cromane is famed for its mussels and oysters – some of the most prized in Europe – and you can see the beds and farms with a drive down to the end of Cromane Point. Family-run Kerry Premium Oysters goes one further, taking guests on oyster experience tours around their beds. Learn how owners Liam and Breda Hayes use traditional methods of farming and harvesting, and find out how to stuck and shuck an oyster, before settling down to a tasting in a unique setting with Dingle Bay and the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks as a backdrop.
Pack up a picnic
If you’re out for the day walking, cycling, riding or driving, pick up a fab picnic from Hannah Mary’s Country Store, a local convenience shop between Killorglin and Cromane. The store has a hot and cold deli, freshly-baked breads, pastries, and fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as a selection of coffees to go.
Walk from Cromane Beach to Cromane Point
Cromane’s beach may not be quite as wide and picturesque as those Reeks District gems Inch and Rossbeigh, but it still makes for a lovely walk right along the spit as far as Cromane Point. Along the way, three different mountain ranges will loom into view: the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Brandon Mountain Range and the Slieve Mish Mountains, while the Atlantic laps at your feet.
Indulge in a Top quality barista coffee and baked treats
After an invigorating stroll along the beach, enjoy a top quality barista coffee or speciality tea, al fresco at the quirky seaside Boathouse Cafe. Choose from an array of delicious freshly baked treats. No visit to the seaside is complete without an ice cream and the Boathouse’s Irish-Italian range offers something just a little bit special.
Sample a meal at Jack’s
There’s perhaps nowhere better in Kerry to sample Cromane’s famous seafood than with a visit to Jack’s Coastguard Restaurant. Named Ireland’s Seafood Restaurant of the Year in the 2017 Georgina Campbell Awards, the dining area is home to huge picture windows that look out over Dingle Bay, while a piano player provides a lively accompaniment on most evenings. For a more relaxed affair, head into the traditional pub at the front of the building, and if you want to stay overnight there are a number of self-catering cottage rentals, each comprising of 2 double bedrooms and a kitchen-diner.
Get the best of Cromane in one blast
OK – so you have to visit at a certain time of year to enjoy this one, but Cromane SeaFest offers a fabulous overview of what this fabulously quirky little fishing community has to offer. The festival bills itself as a maritime mashup of food, family and fun, and they really manage to cram a heck of a lot into a single September weekend. There are tasting experiences and foodie markets, sand sculptures and pebble painting, as well as exercises classes, SUP, boat tours and tonnes of entertainment.
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