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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 andĀ 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 provideĀ 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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  • Beautiful part of the coast. Very informative. Saw a seal there. And think if you had some binoclulars. Don't forgot to take your camera. May want to wrap up warm if you feel the cold. Because it's qu...  more »
  • Warning, the scenic drive out to the head is narrow and it is impossible in places for two cars to pass without one giving way to the other. SUGGESTION: Wait for another car or bus to pass you, so you...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit even though the weather was not great. A bit cloudy with occasional rain. On good day it would be outstanding as the views would be magnificent .  more »