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The Visitor Centre, with café and gift shop, features displays on the Fastnet Lighthouse, the Geology of Mizen and a Navigational Simulator showing Mizen Head from the sea.
Then the outdoor experience starts! Take the path to the Signal Station down the 99 Steps to the Bridge. Head out to the former Keeper’s Quarters with its interpretive displays. Along the way there are several paths up to wonderful views along the coast - right up to the Sheep's Head and the Beara Peninsulas!
Mizen is also a world renowned whale and dolphin watching location, where visitors can often see seals under the bridge.
- Ireland’s most south-westerly point, along the Wild Atlantic Way
- Enjoy walks over the Arched bridge, and fenced cliff walks with sea views
- See the Keepers’ Quarters, exhibition and memorabilia like maps, photos, videos
- Learn about safety at sea and try the navigational simulator
- Find out about shipwrecks, geology, flowers, birds and tides
- Audio visual presentation through English
- Fantastic views along Ireland’s rugged coastline
- The chance to see whales, dolphins, seals and other marine wildlife
Open Year Round
Mid-March - May & October
Daily 10:30 - 17:00
June - September
Daily 10.00 - 18:00
November - Mid-March
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Closed: December 24 to 26
Last admission: 20 minutes before closing
Approx. visit duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Senior (aged 65+): €4.50
Student (with valid ID): €4.50
Child (aged 5-12): €3.50
Child (aged 0-4): Free
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €18.00
Other Useful Information
Free leaflets available in English, French and German.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Café serving home-made light lunches, snacks, tea and coffee.
Gift shop selling maritime souvenirs, toys, books and cards.
Car parking and coach parking on-site.
The Signal Station itself is fully accessible.
Group rates available (10% discount - minimum numbers required). Pre-booking required.
Travel through Durrus taking the left fork towards Goleen. Continue to the end of the road and turn right at the T junction. Go through Goleen and continue until you see the sign for Mizen Head Drive.
Follow the signs for N71 until you reach Ballydehob. Go straight on and follow the signs for Mizen Head Drive. Follow the route R592 through Schull, through Goleen and continue until you see the sign for Mizen Head Drive.