Mizen Head Visitor Centre, Goleen
(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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  • Left Bantry, Cork direction, we fortunately decided to stretch a little the way for us not to miss the opportunity to visit the Mizen head signal station and crossing the bridge (Mizen Bridge) ... Exceptional choice our ... anyone who comes to visit the South West Ireland cannot miss this tour! Cross the bridge to me that I'm afraid of heights was a no mean feat ... ... breathtaking views everywhere you cast your gaze ... as luck would have it while bravely I looked underneath the bridge a curious seal peeped amidst the billows ... wonderful ... straining the view a couple of other seals are crogiolavano in the Sun atop a cliff.
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  • If you are in the area, the Mizen Head is well worth a visit. The scenery is of course stunning and you get a very close experience of the grandeur of the Atlantic. The old lighthouse is also well wor...  more »
  • Mizen Head is in my Top 3 of all the stops my wife and I made on our tour through Ireland!! Highly Recommend you see it if your in the area.