Castletownbere is a bustling fishing town nestled at the heart of the beautiful Beara Peninsula in County Cork at the foot of the Caha Mountains. As Ireland's premier whitefish fishing port, you are guaranteed the freshest of fish in the many bars and restaurants in and around the town. Berehaven being the second largest natural harbour, only to Sydney, Australia, as the safest natural harbour in the world, it is a safe anchorage for yachts and is ideal for water sports, from sea angling to windsurfing.
Castletownbere is the principle town on the Beara peninsula and is home to a multitude of artists, writers, artisan food producers, and craft makers. From pottery to cheese and wood turners to handmade soap, you name it, we have it. Many of these local foods and crafts can be sampled and purchased at our regular markets held in the Town Square on the first Thursday of the month, and every Thursday in the summer months.
Castletownbere is situated along the 2,500km ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ running down the west coast of Ireland, as well as on The Beara Way walking route that takes in many local historical and archaeological sites.