There are a range of activities available in an around Ballyferriter, apart from the obvious swimming, walking, beach lounging and general discovery of the beauty of the area. The Ceann Sibeal Golf Course is a much sought after “links” course situated between the vast Atlantic and Smerick Harbour, with views of the Blasket Islands.
Cycling has become very popular of late, and apart from a jaunt around the spectacular Slea Head, there are a mosaic of country roads on the peninsula that can be taken to give a circular route of your chosing, taking in beautiful coast and mountain. Along Slea Head, there is one of the best examples of Ireland’s old field system enclosed in a Labyrinth of ancient stone walls.
Horse riding occurs on Beal Ban beach and this can be booked locally – enquire at nearby the nearby “Old Barn Gallery”.
Fishing can be done from land, with Beal Ban being very popular with beach fishermen. Sea fishing can be arranged from Ballydavid Harbour – enquire at TPs.
The Blasket Islands Centre is well worth a visit. This depicts the life and rich culture of these islands which were evacutated in the mid 20th century. It shows the resiliance and interconectedness of the inhabitants who remarkable produced a wealth of oral and written masterpieces. If the weather is good enough, you can not beat a trip to the Great Blasket and possibly beyond. On this trip you are likely to see seals and quite possibly dolphin and minke whale. There is the opportunity to take a 2 hour hike around the Great Blasket or you can just saunter around the old village near the docking point, or you can just