Tried and tested by Jess @the_buggy_runners_diary (IG)
Buggy Friendly rating: 9.5
This course is pretty unique in that it is all run on hard sand along a beautiful beach with so much space. With there being ample room it was one of the only parkruns I’ve been able to do to date where it has been possible to start at the very front, along with everyone else! It’s an out and back route and although it is all on sand, it is very hard so easy enough to run with a buggy.
The scenery is stunning too with the sea views and the stunning Kerry mountains in most directions.
Facilities, cafes and playgrounds:
There is parking right on the beach next to the start of the parkun – it’s free and easily accessible. If you don’t want to park on the beach there is another carpark just a two minute walk away where the toilets are located. The cafe on the beach front is called Sammy’s and they have great coffee and delicious cakes – a nice way to warm up if you’ve braved the post parkrun sea swim!
There are no playgrounds nearby that we saw but who needs a playground when you have the beach anyway..
We took the short drive to Dingle and spent the rest of the day there where we took a boat trip out to see Fungi the resident dolphin. If you can get to Dingle, do – it’s a lovely town!
An absolute must do! Great run, stunning views and good coffee. Don’t forget your swimsuit!!