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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
(Opening hours are wind and weather permitting)
Feb 17 - Feb 21
Daily 11:00 - 16:00
March 17 - May 31
Daily 10.30 - 17:00
June 1 - June 30
Daily 10.00 - 18:00
July 1 - Aug 31
Daily 10.00 - 19:00
September 1 - October 31
Daily 10.30 - 17:00
November - February
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+): €6.00
Student (with valid ID): €6.00
Child (under 15): €4.50
Child (under 5): Free
Family (2 adults & 4 children): €25.00
Other Useful Information
Free leaflets available in English.
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 mainly accessible but please note some paths are very steep and there are steps up to one platform and one building has some steps leading up to it and not accessible.
Group rates available (10% discount - minimum numbers required). Pre-booking required.
Space for small meetings and coursesread more
Mizen Head is a spectacular location and while they do not have dedicated space for conferences, meetings they can provide space within the visitor centre for meetings, gatherings, and courses, They have a café on-site that can provide any catering needed. This option is available from September to May.
They run Mizen Courses, usually connected with the Mizen peninsula or subjects dealt within the Centre. However, they are happy to accommodate, manage and cater for any courses that might be required by a third party. This facility is available from September to May.
For more information, email email@example.com or phone +353 (0) 28 35000/35115
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.