Sailing on the Dingle Peninsula

"Dingle Bay is a superb sailing area with many sheltered anchorages, magnificent scenery and interesting islands"

Dingle Peninsula coastline is spectacular from the sea with its towering cliffs and dramatic seascape. At the southern entrance to Dingle Bay is The Skellig Rock, site of an ancient monastic settlement, while the Blasket Islands to the north are famous for their beauty and their literature. The remote Dingle Peninsula is known as a bastion of Irish culture and language with traditional Irish music to be heard in many of the bars and the Irish language still spoken in the Gaeltacht or Irish speaking area west of Dingle town. The whole area is exciting to explore by sea and the Dingle Peninsula coastline forms part of the Cool Route, described in the International Yachting Press as the World’s Most Adventurous Cruising Ground.

On the northern shore of Dingle Bay, Dingle Harbour offers shelter from all weather and is the base for an active fishing fleet. As a sailing destination Dingle Harbour has hosted international sailing Race La Solitaire du Figaro and the biannual Dun Laoghaire to Dingle D2D, a 320 mile race down the east and south coast of Ireland. Dingle Harbour is also a safe place for dinghy sailing and the Marina is home to Dingle Sailing Club who offer ISA approved dinghy sailing courses for adults and children.

Boats at Dingle Marina

Dingle Marina

Dingle is Ireland's most westerly marina, lying at the heart of the sheltered Dingle Harbour and is easily reached both day and night via a well buoyed approach channel. The marina is located inside the western breakwater with a depth in excess of 5 metres.

The marina is close to the centre of the very popular Dingle town with a choice of excellent restaurants, shops,bars and cafes within five minutes walk. For more information see

  • Type of Marina: Walcon ; 100 berths including 20 visitor berths.
  • Power Supply: 220volt AC
  • Fuel: Diesel at marina; petrol at local stations
  • Water: On tap at marina
  • Showers: Availalbe at marina centre
  • Laundry: Available at marina centre

The Dingle Peninsula coastline forms part of THE COOL ROUTE Project

Ranked as the Most Adventurous Cruising Route in the World it stretches from Cork Ireland to Tromso, in Western Norway.

Where to sail on the Dingle Peninsula

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