Mizen Head Visitor Centre, Goleen

Categories: Geologic Formations, Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
With a view over the most southwestern point of Ireland, Mizen Head Visitor Centre was once a signal station for ships and home of the first radio beacon in Ireland. The rocky coast may pose a danger to sailors, but its crags topped with green plateaus are a pleasure for the eye. The high cliffs provide a scenic point for the visitor center and a maritime museum. A path with 99 steps leads to the station across the Arched Bridge. Stop on your way up to see if you can spot dolphins, whales, and seals. There is a fee to enter the visitor center; once inside, stroll through the several exhibits, including photography, stories of lighthouse keepers, and a working weather station. Highlights include a navigational simulator that gives you taste of life at sea and 500 individually crafted tiles in the "Sky to Seabed" exhibit. Replenish your energy at the on-site cafe. Put Mizen Head Visitor Centre into our Goleen vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Goleen.
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  • Built on the cliffs overlooking the ocean so it offers unbeatable views of waves crashing into the shore. If you look hard, there are seals to be spotted under the scenic bridge. 
  • Called with my wife when we did the walk/tour of the Mizen Head bridge and lighthouse. When you buy your ticket to the lighthouse you have to cross thru the Visitor Centre to get to them. The centre i...  read more »
  • Excursion to Mizen Head under a Sun and a blue sky at the end of September: no, it does not rain all the time in Ireland. Especially, if you go through the region, make the detour, you don't regret. What a view! The promenade along the coast is protected, you have nothing to fear. The view is breathtaking. A small tip to the heart if you have vertigo when you cross the bridge between the rocks. When we looked we saw seals. Nature is preserved at Mizen Head, it is grandiose. The view is worth, you have to walk a little, and there is the return...
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