We selected the Glenross site for our 7 night stay while visiting the South-West of Ireland as we wanted to be close to the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle peninsula, and found the cleanliness of the site, location, and friendliness of the owners absolutely outstanding. We were welcomed by Kathy with plenty of information about local attractions (including a discount to the Kerry Bog Museum!), and allowed to choose any of the free hard-standings available. The view of the sea and the mountains is not that easy to see from the touring caravans (the surrounding hedge is too high), although the static caravans higher up in the park probably have an amazing view! The village of Glenbeigh is really full of useful places, like the Glenbeigh Hotel next door which serves very reasonable and tasty meals in convivial surroundings (try the seafood chowder), and the Centra supermarket and filling station that serve home-made pizza and other ready snacks as well as a full range of groceries. The nearby beach of Rossbeigh is quite lovely and horse-rides along the beach are available for those interested. The caravan site has a games room with two billiard tables, a well-equipped laundry room, and a rather draughty shower and toilet block (showers are €1 for 8 minutes), with the most useless hand driers in the world. Our caravan would not pick up a TV signal (still analogue in this part if Ireland for a while), but the friendly Kathy was happy to lend us a TV and aerial which worked fine, which was very kind of her. The Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula are stunningly beautiful, especially when the weather is good, and, apart from the endless stream of coaches, exceeded our expectations for interesting places, good food, and friendly people. If you don't mind going seriously off the beaten track, try going across the mountains of McGillicuddy Reeks for total solitude and breath-taking views. Altogether, a caravan park and a holiday to remember.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overall Park of the year 2009, Glenross Caravan Park is situatedon the Ring of Kerry overlooking Rossbeigh Beach and theDingle Mountains. Quietly located before entering GlenbeighVillage this award winning Caravan Club affiliated site isattractively laid out with hard standing pitches for touringcaravans/motor homes - some with stunning views of the seaand lovely camping section for tenters.Facilities include: Modern toilet block and laundry, newcampers dining area with wash-up facilities, fridge-freezer,microwave & electric kettle, open air drying room. Easyaccess waste disposal station for motor homes. Children’sgames room, public telephone, free wifi access on allpitches, also bicycle hire on site. Dog walks nearby and onthe beach.Mobile Homes are also available to hire on site with TV/DVDPlayers included in price. Also luxury holiday houses for rent.Glenross is ideal base for touring the Ring of Kerry, Dingle,Skellig Heritage Centre, Valentia Island, Killarney & NationalPark, located on the Kerry Way for walkers. Dooks & KillorglinGolf clubs nearby. Water sports, fishing, horse-riding, cycling,walking and climbing are all within a short distance of thePark. The main attraction to this village is the superb Blue Flagbeach, Rossbeigh, which stretches over four kilometres withviews across the bay. Only five minutes by car from the site thisbeach provides idyllic conditions for swimming and walkingwith some fantastic bird watching. On the beach is a brandnew children’s playground, basketball, soccer and tennis court.This area is a haven for the outdoors.The Glenbeigh Hotel is located beside the Park & serves fooddaily with music & trad. sessions during the season. A pint ofGuinness somehow in the Emerald Isle always seems to tastefiner and more smooth. The village is a 5 minute stroll fromthe Park with shops, bars, takeaways and supermarkets.ICC/Failte Ireland Award 2010 Best Seaside ParkICC/Fáilte Ireland Award 2009 Overall Park of the YearICC Failte Ireland Award 2001 - Best 4 star parkChosen as: The Caravan Club Site.Recommended by: Reputable Guides & our customers. ... more less