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Wave Crest Caravan Park

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  • Family park on a Ring of Kerry Hill overlooking beaches
  • Direct access the water for guests to launch their own craft
  • Book a RIB ride around the local islands

What a spectacular spot for camping in Ireland. Wave Crest Caravan Park is in Co Kerry, set on a Ring of Kerry Hill overlooking beaches, coves and mountains: you might even see an occasional basking shark or dolphin in the water off Derrynane Beach...

As might be evident, this is a watery spot suitable for watery sports, so we applaud the Wave Crest foresight in having direct access to the water for guests to launch their own craft or watersports kit.

More watery sports in the form of scuba diving and surfing or sailing are within five kilometres, along with hill walking, trips to the Skellig Islands and walks on the beach – Irish weather permitting... Or stay very close to home and book a RIB ride with owner John's brother Des, zipping niftily from Wave Crest around nearby islands, to the Bull Rock and across the bay to the Beara Peninsula.

The first-rate family facilities at Wave Crest include showers and loos, a well-stocked shop and deli, a fully-equipped play area and on-site tourist information.

Open all year

Depart: (2 nights)


Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade



TV room


Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access



Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

FHU sites

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers


Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Hikers’ paradise


Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market


Large (51-200 sites)


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  • Glanbeg, Ring Of Kerry, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry, Republic of Ireland
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7585°N 10.0918°W


The site is located on the Ring of Kerry Wild Atlantic Way on the N70 between the villages of Caherdaniel and Castlecove. The campsite is clearly signed on the ring road from Kerry. Coming from Kenmare, we are the second campsite on the left before Caherdaniel. From Cahirciveen we are the second campsite on the left after Caherdaniel.

Approximate driving times during high season may take longer depending on traffic and the time of your trip but you can enjoy spectacular scenes along the way:
Waterville - 20 minutes
Sneem - 20 minutes
Killarney - 60 minutes
Tralee - 90 minutes
Kenmare - 45 minutes

Local attractions

Many outdoor activities are available in the area around Wave Crest Caravan Park, like local walks and bike trails, fishing excursions and trips to the Skellig Islands from Bunavalla or from local harbour Derrynane.

Local village Derrynane has Derrynane House, once the home of Daniel O'Connell and now a National Monument, museum and part of a large national park. Iron Age Staigue Fort is about three miles away.

Skellig Chocolate Factory at Ballinskelligs is another tasty treat in the local area, while heritage hunters should take a look at Valentia Lighthouse, built on the site of a seventeenth century fort on Cromwell Point. The fossilised footprint of a dinosaur can be seen from here, which we think is pretty spectacular...


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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

A charge of €1 applies for the use of the shower.

Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 06/01 and 08/31.
The grocery shop is open between 06/01 and 08/31.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via

The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

Additional terms

In low season (01/01-31/05 and 01/09-31/12) the arrival/departure times are flexible. During this periods, please call the park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after 10pm. In high season, arrivals from 12 noon to 10pm. Departures by 12 noon.

A fridge is available in the launderette for ice packs only.

The shop is open from 8.30am until 8pm every day. The café is open from 9am until 7.30pm though this may vary at times.