Pontoon Pier is an embarkation point for Bere Island.
Pontoon Pier is an embarkation Point for Bere Island. It is located 3 miles from Castletownbere, on the Glengarriff Road. Bere Island is rich in historical importance, from a military point of view as well as an archaeological one. The island was once a base for the British Navy and Army and is dotted with observation buildings along its shoreline. As you tour the island you will also find a lighthouse, the Holy Year Cross, Martello Towers and commanding views.