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Sneem 4 star hotel on Wild Atlantic Way

Water Sports Kerry

Water Sports

Sneem Hotel overlooks the waterfront of Golden Cove which is sheltered in-let of Kenmare Bay is ideal for water based holidays with the well renowned Derrynane Beach close to the hotel.

Sea Kayaking, Kayaking and Canoeing

Oysterbed Bay is located 1.5km east of the hotel and is a magical spot to go sea kayaking. Here you will meet numerous families of curious seals and you will see herons staking their fishing territories as well as cormorants, oyster catchers and numerous other species of bird life. Sneem Hotel has direct access to the water where kayaks and canoes including sit ons and doubles for exploration of the bay. Goldens Cove is ideal for beginners and children as it is sheltered inlet, but also has direct access to Kenmare Bay for the more adventurous canoer.


Kenmare Bay is a windsurfer's paradise. From the windsurfer's point of view the bay has yet to be discovered. You will have it virtually to yourself, there are only a handful who use the bay, you will be extremely lucky to find company let alone a crowd. Windsurfing spots nearby include Templenoe, Tahilla Cove, Derrynane, Waterville and Ballinskelligs Bay.


Kenmare Bay Diving Centre run dives from Oysterbed Pier 1.5km east of Sneem Hotel. All the dives are done from the boat in various sites around the stunning waters of Kenmare Bay which has been one of the few places in Kerry, Ireland to be designated as a special area of conservations. The natural shelter created by the Beara peninsula and the Kerry coast, as well as the numerous islands dotted around Kenmare Bay makes the perfect location for all weather diving.

Sneem Hotel have luxury 2 and 3 bedroomed self catering apartments overlooking Goldens Cove on Ring of Kerry ideal for water activity based holidays for groups and family breaks in Kerry. The 4 star Kerry hotel boasts 69 rooms with stunning views of the backdrop of MacGillycuddy Reeks or of Goldens Cove.

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