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Mizen Head
Crookhaven, Co. Cork
Family friendly
Dog friendly
Sunny days
Experience Mizen Head on the glorious Mizen Peninsula in County Cork. Visit the Mizen Head Irish Lights Signal Station at Ireland's most south-westerly point.

Visit Mizen Head and discover how the Mizen Head Signal Station was built to save lives off the treacherous rocks at Ireland’s most south-westerly point. Drop by the visitor centre at Mizen Head and learn about the navigational aids simulator, the geology of the Mizen Head area and the Fastnet Rescue Tide Clock.

Cross over the magnificent arched bridge, bask in the stunning scenery and look out for seals, kittiwakes, gannets and choughs in the deep blue water below. This is one of the best places in the world to see minke, fin, and humpback whales as well as dolphins.

Spend some time exploring the keepers' quarters in the former Irish Lights Signal Station. View the engine room with the Marconi radio room and the workman's quarters with the Mizen map collection and CIL boat displays.

Why we like it
  • Discover spectacular Mizen Head.
  • Spend some time exploring the visitor centre.
  • Check out the incredible views from the bridge at Mizen Head.
  • See the keepers quarters in the former Irish Lights Signal Station.
Tips from locals

Take a dip at the nearby Barleycove Beach or visit the Altar Wedge Tomb.

Contact details
Mizen Head,Co Cork
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours here.

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