Mannix Point Camping And Caravan Park

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Situated at the edge of Europe, facing across to the beautiful island of Valentia, Mannix Point is on the waterfront in the spectacular Gulf Stream coast of South West Kerry. 

Mannix is a great place to pitch a tent. The facilities are great and set up to make everyone feel at home. Mortimer will stick on a fire for you which is greatly appreciated on a cold night!

There is plenty to do in the areas surrounding Cahersiveen and Mortimer, the sit owner will recommend the best things to do in the time you have.

The camping site is a tranquil, beautifully located seashore park, it is no exaggeration to describe Mannix Point as a nature lovers’ paradise.

Situated in one of the most spectacular parts of the Ring of Kerry, the rustic seven-acre park commands splendid views in all directions, well planted with flowers, shrubs and trees and an abundance of wild flowers.

The park road meanders through the level site and offers 42 pitches of various sizes and shapes, many with shelter and seclusion. There are 42 electrical connections (10A) available.

A charming, old flower bedecked fisherman’s cottage has been converted to provide a full range of facilities  including reception, excellent campers’ kitchen and a cosy sitting room with turf fire.

There is also a picnic garden with barbecue. The camper`s sitting room with a turf fire in the evenings is renowned for impromptu music sessions. Musicians are very welcome to join in.

Mannix Point is just fifteen minutes walk to the town of Cahirciveen with great pubs, restaurants, galleries, traditional music and dancing. There are two supermarkets a few minutes from the park.

The site is perfectly situated for watersports, archeological sites, hill, mountain and foreshore walks, sub-tropical gardens, fishing, blue-flag beaches, horse riding, bird watching and spectacular cycle and car tours and clean, clean Atlantic air. The local dinghy club sail from Mannix Point. Temporary membership and courses available. It is the nearest park to the departure port for Skellings.

National and international awards include the Award of Excellence, Best Park in Ireland, Greatest Ambassador for the Sector and the Best Welcome in Europe.

For the Cahirciveen Celtic Festival of Music and the Arts (1st weekend in August) pre-booking is essential. Three nights minimum payment for festival weekend.

Just don`t take my word for it just read to what other people say about this great camping site!!

I just stayed at Mannix Point last month and I have to say it was a great place to pitch a tent. The facilities are great and set up to make everyone feel at home. Mortimer stuck on a fire for us too which was greatly appreciated on a cold October night!

There was plenty to do in the areas surrounding Cahersiveen and Mortimer recommended the best things to do in the limited time we had and showed us on the map where exactly to go. I'll definitely be heading back to Mannix Point during the summer next year and hopefully get out to Skellig Michael.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple

We (2 adults and 4 kids ages 15,13,9 & 4) camped here for a week in July and absolutely loved our stay. Our tent was pitched near the waterside and it was just bliss to be able to see the view. The camper's kitchen is brilliant, especially for a large family like ourselves, and all the facilities were kept clean and tidy. Location is perfect for exploring the beautiful Kerry coastline. We will be returning next year!


My partner, the kids and I stayed here for 9 nights in August 2012, this was our 3rd time staying at the site and as always it was fantastic!! The staff are very helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome!! Facilities are top class, toilets and showers very clean and always stocked with toilet roll and soap and the camper kitchen had everything we needed so didn't need to bring cooking equipment or cook in the rain!!!! The kids had a brilliant time and in particular loved the freshly made chocolate crepes sold from a van on site in the mornings!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family


My wife and I had the pleasure of revisiting this wonderful campsite recently after 27 years!! We found to our absolute delight that the man himself – Mortimer was still there and his campsite is still as special as it was then. While maintaining the homely feel that we remember, Mannix Point campsite now has a fully equipped campers kitchen, large dining area and outdoor specially designed wooden gazebo. It has a sitting room with turf fire and musical instruments for campers use that has to be seen to be appreciated.

We have never forgotten how kind and hospitable Mortimer was to us and have often spoke fondly of our holiday of 1985 to our children. We have stayed in a lot of campsites over the intervening years but have never found another one that quite lived up to our expectations – now we know why. We’ll be back soon.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple

This is a very friendly site. Pat and Mortimer always had a smile on their faces (and why wouldn't they with such beautiful surroundings!!). Our pitch was overlooking the sea with mountains behind. Perfect. There was lots of information about the local area at reception. The facilities are really good with a good cooking area and lounge room. I believe there are usually music sessions there most nights but we didn't go to any of them.

The showers were 1 euro tokens for 5 minutes but the water pressure was really good and the water hot. We drove around The Ring of Kerry one day stopping at various points along the way. The scenery is spectacular. Another day we drove over to Valentia Island. The Skellig Experience was rubbish and a waste of money. Don't bother!! However, we went up to the Fogher Cliffs, Geokaun Mountain, the grotto and Knightstown all of which were well worth a visit. We would have liked to have gone over to St Michael's Monastry but ran out of time.

The Ring of kerry hotel is around a 5 minute walk from the road and has a nice bar and serves good food. Caherciveen is around a 15 minute walk from the road with pubs. The site itself is around 300 metres from the main road so takes 5 minutes to walk to the main road.

At night time we drove up to the main road and parked at a parking bay (I think a drop off area for school kids). A bit naughty but no-one was around at that time of night and it made a more pleasant walk into town.

I think others had the same idea as there were a few more cars parked there. All in all we enjoyed our stay there and would highly recommend it.

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