A Signature Discovery Point on the 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.
Open Year Round
Open daily, March to October
Open weekends, November to February
Closed: December 24 to 26
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.
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.
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
Mizen Head Signal Station, Goleen, Co. Cork
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