Mizen Head Visitor Centre, Goleen

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. With our online itinerary creator, Goleen attractions like Mizen Head Visitor Centre can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • visitor centre, very well done, good visuals on the history of early maritime communications carried out at this signal station to protect lives at sea. Perched high above the Atlantic , there are spe...  more »
  • The park here boasts an amazing footbridge across a chasm which affords beautiful photo-ops. The Visitor Centre is small but very informative and you'll learn about Marconi's efforts to send a signal ...  more »
  • We went as an extended family with ages from 9 months to 70+ with mobility issues. The seniors were able to walk to the viewing platform for good views then spent time in the visitor center. They enjo...  more »
  • Must see place to visit. It cost only 7.5 adult and 6 euro student. There is an old beacon and fantastic view on clifs. The bridge is maybe not as scary as the Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland but also amaze people.
  • Cold and windy but definitly worth a visite! Liked the viewing point.
  • Beautiful view after a short walk. Also the street to get there has great beaches.
  • Nice place for a look at the wild Atlantic Ocean. Including a bridge and old lighthouse and radio station.
  • Lovely place, very windy 💨🌬🌊
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