Valentia Island Caravan & Camping


Valentia Island is accessible by road bridge from Portmagee and by car ferry from Reenard Point, Cahersiveen. The ferry crossing takes 5 minutes and operates a continuous shuttle service, with a five minute crossing, 7 days a week from April to October.

Knightstown is the main hub of activity on the Island, situated in a prime location on the Wild Atlantic Way and just 3 kilometres off the Ring of Kerry.

There are plenty opportunities to sit back and relax, and enjoy a drink, lunch or dinner in many of its unique coffee shops, bars and restaurants.

Places to eat

The Royal Valentia, Knightstown
Bostons Bar & Restaurant, Knightstown
Knightstown Coffee Shop
The Watch House, Knightstown
The Pier foodtruck, Knightstown

Valentia Icecream Parlour, Killbeg, Valentia

The Ring Lyne Bar & Restaurant, Chapeltown

Skellig Experience Centre Coffee Shop, Bridge Road, Valentia


Things to do

Cycling Beautiful scenic cycle routes
Diving Valentia Harbour and Knightstown Pier
Fishing Deep sea and angling
Sea Sports Valentia Island Sea Sports
Swimming Knightstown Pier and Glanleam beach
Walking Beautiful scenic walk routes

Places to visit

Bray Head – Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point
Geokaun View – Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point
Skelligs Rock – Boat trips arranged booking essential
Grotto & Slate Quarry
Skellig Experience – Open March to mid November
Valentia Heritage Centre – Open April to September
Glanleam House & Subtrpoical Gardens – Open April to October
Valentia Lighthouse at Cromwell Point – Open May to September
Tetrapod Trackway – Open all year
St Brendan’s Well
Cracow Park & Playground
Altazamuth Stone
Knightstown Town Clock
Glanleam beach
RNLI Lifeboat Station
Valentia Transatlantic cable station
Candle Making Workshop

General Information

Local Foodstores

Walshs Foodstore, Knightstown

Nearest Supermarket

Supervalu, Valentia Road, Cahersiveen
Centra, Church Street, Cahersiveen

Nearest Pharmacies

Jeffery O’Connor’s Pharmacy, Church Street, Cahersiveen O’Neill’s Allcare Pharmacy, Weset Main Street, Cahersiveen

Nearest Bank

AIB Bank, Main street, Cahersiveen
Bank of Ireland, Church Street, Cahersiveen

Nearest ATM

AIB Bank, Main Street, Cahersiveen
Bank of Ireland, Church Street, Cahersiveen
Located within Supervalu, Valentia Road, Cahersiveen

Nearest Post Office

Located within O’Connells Foodstore, Portmagee Village
Located within Centra Supermarket, Church Street, Cahersiveen
Located in Waterville village

Nearest Petrol Station

Maxol, Supervalu, Valentia Road, Cahersiveen Inver FitzpatricksMarket House, Newmarket Street, Cahersiveen


Dr. Riordan, Church Street, Cahersiveen. 066 9472411

Tourist Office & Information

Valentia Island Tourist Office, Sea Front, Knightstown 066 947 6985

Doctors (General Practitioners)

Dr. John Shanahan/Dr. O’Donovan, Main Street, Cahersiveen. 066 947 2121
Dr. Kieran O’Shea, Valentia Road, Cahersiveen. 066 947 3555
Dr. Derry Gibson & Dr. Patricia Gibson, Waterville Medical Practice, Waterville Seafront SOUTHDOC (out of hours general medical complaints) 1850 333 999