Mizen Head Signal Station in West Cork is Ireland's most south-westerly point and is a dramatic and breath-taking stop on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

The Visitor Centre, with café and gift shop, features displays on the Fastnet Lighthouse, the Geology of Mizen and a Navigational Simulator showing Mizen Head from the sea.

Then the outdoor experience starts! Take the path to the Signal Station down the 99 Steps to the Bridge. Head out to the former Keeper’s Quarters with its interpretive displays. Along the way there are several paths up to wonderful views along the coast – right up to the Sheep’s Head and the Beara Peninsulas!

Mizen is also a world renowned whale and dolphin watching location, where visitors can often see seals under the bridge.

  • Ireland’s most south-westerly point, along the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Enjoy walks over the Arched bridge, and fenced cliff walks with sea views
  • See the Keepers’ Quarters, exhibition and memorabilia like maps, photos, videos
  • Learn about safety at sea and try the navigational simulator
  • Find out about shipwrecks, geology, flowers, birds and tides
  • Audio visual presentation through English
  • Fantastic views along Ireland’s rugged coastline
  • The chance to see whales, dolphins, seals and other marine wildlife

Open Year Round

February 16 to February 24: Daily 11:00-16:00
March 1 to March 16: Daily 11:00-16:00
March 17 to May 31: Daily 10.30-17:00
June 1 to August 31: Daily 10.00-18:00
September 1 to November 2: Daily 10.30-17:00
November 3 to February 29: Saturday & Sunday 11:00-16:00

Last admission: 20 minutes before closing
Visit duration: approx. 1.5 to 2 hours
Closed: December 24 to 26


Admission Prices 2020:

Adult: €7.50
Senior (aged 65+): €6.00
Student (with valid ID): €6.00
Child (under 15): €4.00
Child (under 5): Free
Family (2 adults & 4 children): €25.00

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

LANGUAGES: Free leaflets available in English, French and German.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Café serving home-made light lunches, snacks, tea and coffee.

SHOPPING: Gift shop selling maritime souvenirs, toys, books and cards.

PARKING: Car parking and coach parking on-site.

ACCESSIBILITY: The Signal Station itself is fully accessible.

GROUPS: Group rates available (10% discount – minimum numbers required). Pre-booking required.

Getting There

From Bantry:
Travel through Durrus taking the left fork towards Goleen. Continue to the end of the road and turn right at the T junction. Go through Goleen and continue until you see the sign for Mizen Head Drive.

From Skibbereen:
Follow the signs for N71 until you reach Ballydehob. Go straight on and follow the signs for Mizen Head Drive. Follow the route R592 through Schull, through Goleen and continue until you see the sign for Mizen Head Drive

Map Location: 51.451561, -9.811228
Contact Mizen Head Signal Station

Mizen Head Signal Station, Goleen, Co. Cork

Eircode: P81 N406
T: +353 (0)28 35000
E: info@mizenhead.ie
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