Location


Want to experience a little bit of heaven? You’re in the right place!

Follow us to beautiful Kerry, where you will find a wonderful camp site in, you won’t believe it, a place called….Camp. What are the chances!

Camp is a small, super cute village on the foot of the Slieve Mish Mountains nestled on the Wild Atlantic Way While our beautiful PODS are only gorgeous, they pale in comparison to the vistas.

The Wild Atlantic waves, Brandon Mountains, Tralee Bay, The Dingle Way and Kerry Head are your playground for the duration of your stay. If you fancy town vibes, Camp is situated on the gateway to the Dingle Peninsula with Tralee only 10 miles to the east and Dingle Town only 20 miles to the west.

Just enter the co-ordinates into the sat nav and enjoy the views 52°13′N 9°55′W There are so many things to see and do…but more about that later.

We went to Dingle this summer and explored some of the most exciting travelling paths I have seen in my entire life.
Björn Lodbrok

Why stay with us?

Why not… we’re only fabulous!!

But don’t take our word for it, here are the facts!

  • Coach Field is on the “most beautiful place on earth”, the Dingle Peninsula.  Tralee is only 10 miles to the east and Dingle Town only 20 miles to the west.
  • Our pods are purpose built (2017) and have all you could ever wish for including lots of inspiration for toastiness, electricity and get this ….FREE WIFI. Camping with wifi, how very posh!! And with free Wifi you have the added bonus of showing off your amazing snaps to all your friends on Instagram.
  • We are on The Dingle Way and The Kerry Camino, aka Walker’s paradise.
  • We can provide you with bedding kits and breakfast hampers, so really all you need to do is bring yourself.
  • We are family friendly with pods designed specifically for families and groups.
  • We are located bang on the Wild Atlantic Way.
  • Lots and lots of beaches.
  • And if you want to ‘live it up’ Ashe’s Pub and Restaurant is right next door.

Activities

  • Visit The Great Blasket Island.
  • Take a boat trip to see Dingle’s most famous resident Fungi the Dolphin and soak up the views of Dingle Bay.
  • Dingle produces its own Whiskey, Vodka and Gin. Be sure to visit The Dingle Distillery.
  • Check out the Harry Clarke stained glass windows. Created in 1924, they are truly amazing.
  • Take a stroll around Dingle town and visit the many galleries and artisan producers. The talent in this small town is unparallel.
  • For the kiddies, Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium is a must followed by a Murphy’s Ice-Cream (actually do the ice creams if you’re an adult too.
  • My fav –The Dingle Gin flavour, sinfully good).

Dingle Festivals

Dingle has had its fair share of famous visitors, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, the crew from Star Wars but none as famous as Fungi the Dolphin. Fungi arrived in Dingle Bay in 1983 and this friendly chap has entertained locals and visitors alike since. Don’t leave the Dingle area without visiting some of the 200 archaeological sites on the Dingle Peninsula. Make a visit to Dun Beag Fort, Gallarus Oratory, Gallarus Castle, Reask Monastic Site and Kilmalkedar Church. Make sure to ask your host Tommy for maps and tips.

History


Tralee, made famous for The Rose of Tralee International Festival has all the things you would expect from Kerry’s capital town. Step back to 1450 where you can get ‘down and dirty’ with the citizens of Tralee or solve a medieval murder mystery, then The Kerry County Museum is right up your street.  Check out the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Siamsa Tíre, for some toe tapping Irish Culture. You never know, you might even pick up an Irish Dance step or two.

If you haven’t got the courage to brave the Atlantic then Tralee has numerous swimming pools where the temperature may be more to your liking. BUT, nothing quite compares to a dip in the Maharees.


The Wild Atlantic Way

The term ‘picture perfect’ was invented for this leg of the Wild Atlantic Way. In fact, we don’t even needs words to describe how beautiful and breath taking this route is…we’re just going to allow the pictures do the talking. Just DO IT, go on, you know you want to …

Camp / Castlegregory


Feel the sand between your toes. This area of the Wild Atlantic Way has the longest beach in Ireland, twelve miles in total, stretching from the Maharees, through Castlegregory and on to Cloghane. Of course, with twelve miles of beach there are going to be lots and lots of outdoor activities. You are really spoilt for choice; water sports of all sorts, horse riding and angling. If all this sound like too much exertion, don’t sweat it, there are lots of great pubs and restaurants to mingle with the locals (be warned, there are some great characters in this region, it could possibly lead to a very long night).

If you are planning your trip around September, make sure to take in the Camp Annual Sheep Fair, which rumour has it, is the oldest surviving sheep fair in Ireland dating back to the 18th century.

Glentenassig Forest is one of Kerry’s greatest kept secrets, and if we were 100% honest, we would probably like to keep it this way. This peaceful spot has streams, lakes, forest, waterfalls and dramatic cliffs. I’m sure if Lord of the Rings knew about this they would be here within 24 hours!!

Tommy’s Top Five things to do in Castlegregory:

  • Make sure to visit one of the local pubs to take in a Traditional Irish Music Session.
  • Take a surfing lesson or at the very least dip your toes in the wild Atlantic.
  • Try bacon and cabbage in the picture perfect Ashe’s pub.
  • Even if your not here for The Dingle Way or The Kerry Camino, make sure to take a shorter stroll around the amazing landscape.
  • Get chatting to a local!

The Kerry Camino

If walking is your game, you’ve picked the right place to play.

Want to act Saintly by following the Pilgrim trail of St Brendan? Starting at St. John’s Church in Tralee, passing through Annascaul (home to Tom Crean) and Camp (that’s us) and ending in St. John’s Church, Dingle. For full bragging rights, register at Tralee Tourist Office, pick up a log book and stop off along the way to collect your walker’s stamps.

For more see The Kerry Camino website www.kerrycamino.com so be sure to come back and book your first night’s stay with us.


County Kerry

We may be a bit biased but we can confidently say that County Kerry contains some of Ireland's most iconic scenery. There is so much to see and do from this small county of less than 2,000 square miles. With rugged sea cliffs and soft golden strands, stone walls kissing grasses of 40 shades of green, peppered by mushy bogs and empowering mountain ranges, Kerry will excite your mind and body.

From golfers to walkers and surfers to spa goers, Kerry has you covered.

Now, the people of Kerry, we can’t tell if it our inquisitive nature (some may call it nosiness) or our genuine love of people but we love to host. Tourism is simply in our DNA.

Critically acclaimed Dingle band, Walking on Cars, love their home on the Wild Atlantic Way and have even pinned a song about it. Have a listen https://youtu.be/Jd3F3WYlKZE

Even Chris Evans from Top Gear LOVED Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula


Walking Routes

If you do only one thing when you visit Coach Field Camp, that’s take a stroll on one of the numerous walking trails that we are blessed to have on our doorstep. Here are just a few within close proximity but there are plenty more. For more inspiration visit www.activeme.ie

  • Conor Pass & Coradghskerda Mountain Looped Walk 10KM – approx 4 hours, Moderate Level
  • Maghanabo & Glennahoo Valley Looped Walk 10KM – approx 4 hours, Moderate Level
  • Curraheen Derrymore Loop Walk 17KM – approx 9 hours, Strenuous Level
  • Dismantles Railway from Camp to Castlegregory 10KM – approx 4 hours, Moderate Level
  • Blasket Island Heritage Loop 4KM – approx 1 hour, Easy Level
  • Brackloon Loop Walk Annascaul 7KM – approx 3 hours, Moderate Level
  • Camp & Corrin Mountains 12KM – approx 4 hours, Moderate Level
  • Camp Circle Walking Route 5KM – approx 1.5 hours, Easy Level
  • Derrymore Loop Walking Route 8KM – approx 5 hours, Strenuous Level
  • The Magharees Walking Loop 11KM- approx 4 hours, Easy Level
  • Annascaul Lake to Beenoskee Mountains 12KM – approx 5 hours, Moderate Level
  • Glanteenassig Woods 8KM – approx 2 hours, Easy Level