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Relax and get closer to the traditions and culture of the country while having a pint at TP's seaside Pub. Enjoy the best, fresh seafood with a good glass of wine and feel the magical atmosphere when the sun goes down.
There is a choice of single, twin/double and family en-suite rooms.
The bar offers a number of special events for a unique Irish experience: Whiskey tasting nights, pub quizzes, story telling and of course live traditional Irish music. A lot of famous musicians and artists let themselves be inspired by the magic of the place.
The area is renowned for excellent scenery and touring on the Wild Atlantic Way or Slea Head Drive. The Dingle Way and various walking trails offer opportunities for hiking and walking. Golf, dolphin boat trips, bird watching and storm watching are also available.
Dave Lewis says - "I first visited Ballydavid, a small fishing community based in the north eastern corner of Smerwick Harbour, a ten minute drive from Dingle, in the early 1990’s. I don’t know for sure exactly how many times I have been back since, but certainly it’s closer to thirty than twenty. On many occasions we spent family holidays here, and the children loved it, but mostly, of course, I have travelled for the fishing, which is nothing less than outstanding.
Ballydavid is a great location for shore anglers, with some hugely productive rock marks located a short walk from your base, along with countless others within a short drive. The rock fishing for wrasse, pollack and numerous other species is incredible. The Dingle Peninsula has some of the best surf fishing for bass anywhere in Europe, with several productive strands located within Smerwick Harbour itself. You are a short drive from the classic bass and flounder beaches at Brandon Bay on the northern side of the peninsula, and perhaps the most famous bass beach of all, Inch, is located half an hour away on the southern side.
Several excellent charter boats run out of Dingle offering a huge range of fishing, notably inshore and offshore reef fishing and summer sharking.
You stay at Coastguard Lodge located right next to TP’s Bar, which are part of the same complex. TP’s is a classic Irish pub that serves fantastic food and often features live music. The complex also features a newly opened spa offering a range of treatments, seaweed baths are the house speciality, along with additional accommodation offering spectacular views across Smerwick Harbour. The pier and beach are located within spitting distance from your front door. Without a doubt Ballydavid and TP’s is my favourite location anywhere in Ireland."
Best shore fishing for bass is September to early December and March and April.
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