Welcome to Camping in Kerry at
Mannix Point (Mortimer’s)
Ring of Kerry, Ireland.

Open: Easter – 15th September

Just some of the many attractions near Mannix Point in South West Kerry

Skellig Michael - A UNESCO World Heritage Site

“But for the magic that takes you out, far out of this time and this world, there is Skellig Michael, ten miles off the Kerry coast, shooting straight up 700ft. sheer out of the Atlantic.” (George Bernard Shaw)
This is the nearest camping and caravan park to the departure points and you can book from here to land on Skelligs. Free transport is available to and from the port for backpackers and cyclists. The highlight of a holiday in Kerry.

Skellig Island

Valentia Island

Valentia Island

Valentia is a special place, an island of great character and beauty. For me, a combination of cycling and walking is the best way to truly appreciate the island. It is accessible in summer by ferry and throughout the year via a road bridge. Be prepared to take your time. The island offers a wealth of experiences. For lots of information on this special island just enter Valentia Island in a Google search.

Valentia Island

A walk to Ballycarbery, Leacanabuaile and Cahergal

There is a foreshore walk from Mannix Point to an area known locally as “over-the-water”. The walk offers many surprises. You may encounter seals and otters and unusual species of birds. You will visit the ruin of a castle from the 15th century and stone forts from the 6th century and have a break for a swim in one of the little harbours on the way. If your interest is a challenging high level walk there are plenty of mountains to choose from. Maps and guides can be bought or borrowed at reception. You may even like to join the local walking club for their Sunday trek.


Cycling in Kerry


If you are planning a cycling holiday in Kerry make sure that you have a copy of the “Ring of Kerry Cycle Route”. The route is almost 70% independent of the main road and much more enjoyable for cycling. Contact me if you have difficulty getting one. I can help you to plan cycling trips ranging from one hour to a whole day or longer.

Activity Groups

I have many years of experience of catering for Venture Scouts, Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes and Expeditions. The following is an extract from one of their reports:-
“Our entry into base camp was breathtaking. The setting exceeded our wildest expectations. We had wanted a remote area suitable for sea-canoeing and mountain exploration. Mannix Point was perfect. The location suited all our requirements. The site bordered Valentia Harbour, a natural archipelago of islands and rocks sheltering us from the Atlantic and offering unique coastal exploration potential. On all other sides were unspoilt mountain ranges.” G. Dodds