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Mizen Head Visitor Centre, Goleen

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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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  • We visited the cafe first and found it very expensive for what we got - €3.75 for a tea?? Staff were not particularly friendly. The baby changing table is in the ladies toilets which is really very ol...  more »
  • Some visitors centres have average food, well Mizen Head has fantastic food, obviously the price to match but a welcome treat after the steep steps and walk to the Southern tip of Ireland.  more »
  • We were there quite early on one of the weekends on a sunny day, and we had an amazing experience. It was scenic and picturesque, plenty of photo opportunities. Prepare to do a lot of uphill walking. ...  more »

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