Annascaul, a tiny village on Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland; located halfway between the town of Dingle and the mainland, Annascaul sits on the way to Dingle when driving on the southern part of the peninsula. For a quiet getaway, Annascaul is an excellent destination. For adventurers, the rest of Dingle Peninsula awaits.
There are lots of walks around the area from the town, up into the hills and mountains or along the coastline; both with fantastic views on a clear, sunny day. Inch Strand is nearby and is popular with amateur surfers looking for waves, but look out for strong currents. Photographers especially will delight if the weather is nice. Be sure to look for spectacular views from the cliffs. If you take the time to explore you will find the ruins of the civilizations past, with all sorts of stone circles and ring forts. If you get the chance, be sure to visit the famine cottages to see what Ireland looked like during its time of hardship.
Annascaul is most proud of Tom Crean, the Antarctic explorer who opened the South Pole Inn, which is now still a wonderful place for a pint or two. There aren't many places to shop in Annascaul, and the best place to shop for groceries or any other needs on the peninsula is in Dingle. It's also wise to travel to your Annascaul hostel by car, but cycling is possible. Hitchhiking is fairly difficult, simply because of how narrow and twisting the roads are, but it's not impossible to catch a ride from town to town on Dingle Peninsula, and the locals are usually friendly enough to give you a lift.
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