The head of Dingle Bay is cut off by two narrow sand-hill promontories – one an offshoot of the Dingle Peninsula at Rossbeigh – which enclose the harbour of Castlemaine. Situated on the inner side of the Dingle promontory, and facing south, is the sheltered seaside resort of Inch.
Inch has a magnificent four-mile strand of firm golden sand, backed by sandhills which are well known to archaeologists for Kitchen Middens and old habitation sites.
And there is a very nice handy bar/old hotel just on the edge of the road, towards Dingle.
Dingle Bay sweeps gently in, affording safe bathing, and presenting a beautiful picture of blue waters with softly tinted mountains on either side.
Inch is a particularly convenient centre for motor and cycling tours, and amongst the local excursions which may be suggested are drives to Dingle, Slea Head, Ballyferriter, Connor Pass, Camp and Castlegregory.
Do you know who you are? Does your great, great grandfather come from Inch or nearby?
If you have any experiences of Inch Strand please email me and I will include it on this page, thanks, Tom.
Waiting for dinner, looking towards Inch Beach