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Bellatrix Bed & Breakfast
00353 (0) 27 71717
Beara Peninsula, West Cork Ireland


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Activities for women travellers in the locality


Bellatrix is very close to parts of The Beara Way.

There are a variety of walks that will suit all levels or walkers and hill walkers, some of them start right at our door.Rita leads guided walks to suit all levels of ability.Hungry Hill with the two lakes is an absolute must for any walking enthusiast.
You can have access to our walking maps and we are very happy to guide you to the best kept secrets.
Bring your walking friends and we will offer you a special rate and we will work out a programme to suit your level of ability.

On a calm day and if the cetaceans oblige, it is possible to spot a variety of whales dolphins and porpoises that grace these waters.

In 2005, a healthy female North Atlantic Bottlenose Whale came to visit our cove and stayed for 5 days. This amazing creature measured about 8 meters long and Rita was able to get up close and personal in her kayak, an awe inspiring experience.

Daily meditation practice is open to the public at the Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Centre, just three kilometers west of Bellatrix. Situated on a dramatic cliff top location.

West Cork is very rich in bird life and can have some very interesting and rare visitors of the winged variety.

Beara is renowned for its stone circles and standing stones dating back from 1500 to 500 B.C.
The beautiful Dereenataggart West Stone Circle and Ring Fort are just a ten minute drive from Bellatrix and The Hag of Beara site at Kilcatherine is a wonderful place for rituals.

A ten-minute walk from the house will take you to a secluded cove where you can swim and snorkel safely in the Atlantic.
There are two more beaches within a ten minute cycle from here.
There is a safe beach for windsurfing just 20 minutes by car at Eyeries.

It is a 'hilly experience to cycle in Beara but an exciting one and no better way to get close to nature. You can rent bicycles from the local town.

Ireland is a haven for women who love Golf. Within an hours drive you can have a choice of three different first class golfing facilities. The local golf course is a challenging nine hole course with eighteen tee boxes.

You can take a day trip by ferry to Bere Island or take Ireland's only cable car to Dursey Island. Seeing is believing and the journey across is an experience in itself.


There is a riding stables close to Bellatrix called Lios Lara Riding Stables. 027 70832027 70832 or 086 1721279086 1721279, give them a buzz to book a treck. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

Relax and enjoy sea kayaking in Ireland. Paddle along the shoreline, canoe with the seals and view the coastline from a different perspective


Castletownbere, a quaint fishing town is just three kilometers  from Bellatrix.
There are all the usual shops, pubs and cafe's that you would expect to find in a small Irish town. You can check it out on Beara tourism.

We also have "Taste" a fabulous little health food shop and "loop d loop" an eco emporium.


We have two wonderful art galleries in the area.

The Mill Cove Gallery


Sarah Walker Gallery

Stone Circle, West Cork.
Whale watching West Cork
Walk to the Cove.
The Cove
Heading for Dursey Island!
Kayaking with North Atlantic Bottlenose Whale
Rock climbing
Hungry Hill from the cove