You can sit and relax on our large garden terrace and watch the fishing boats
sail to and from Castletownbere.
Windy Point B&B is a peaceful location on the Ring of Beara walking & Cycling
Guests can also relax in our residents lounge. To help you plan your itinerary
general information and local brochures are available for your perusal
View From Dining Room & Bedrooms
Windy Point Guesthouse as all it rooms ensuite, they are
spacious and bright all with beautiful sea views, central heating, power
showers, Hairdryers, Radio Alarm Tea & Coffee making facilities, residents TV
lounge, conservatory and private park.
- Cycling - The Beara cycling route is well marked and bicycles are
available for hire in
- Beaches - Beara has many fine beaches located in Allihies, Garnish and
- Dingy sailing and Kayaking. Boat hire and tuition available locally.
- Meditation Dzogchen Beara retreat centre run by RIGPA A worldwide Tibetan
Buddhist organisation. There are often classes available and daily meditations
are open to anyone.
- Archeological and historical landmarks; The Ogham Stone, the famous
Allihies Copper Mines, the old Army Base on Bere Island and Dunboy Castle near
Castletownbere, to name but a few.
- The Dursey Island bird sanctuary and Cable Car.
Not only are there plenty of activities in
Beara but Windy Point House is
also excellently located to tour other places of interest in the South West of
Ireland, such as Kenmare,
Great base for touring if you hire a car
Cork Airport Car Rentals you can visit all these locations within 30
minutes of our B&B
Trip Advisor Reviews for
Windy Point House Bed and Breakfast
“Fabulous place to stay”
Just got back from a long weekend in Cork. Stayed the first night at Windy Point
and wished I had booked an extra night there. The owners of the b&b were so
friendly and extremely helpful. The views from the dining room and terrace, are
amazing. The forecast was rain and I considered taking an umbrella but the name
Windy Point is a clue that unless you want to take off like Mary Poppins across
the ocean, you best leave the umbrella behind. I'm definately booking to stay
there again as couldn't fault it.
Pippy, United Kingdom
“If you want sea views...this is the place”
The pictures of the Windy Point House do not do it justice. This place is
unbelievable in the sea views and peaceful setting. We stayed here two nights
and had dinner on the second. Be sure to treat yourself to their salmon
dinners...wonderful cooks. This is a remote location, but a great place to just
rest and watch the sea. The "cable car" is a three minute walk and it is also
located at the start of the Beara hiking trail. The dinning room over looks the
sea. Take a bottle of wine...or purchase one from the innkeepers and enjoy the
outdoor patio at sundown. The breakfasts are made to order and very good. I
would return in a heart beat!
Kathy, Iowa, United States
“Not windy at all”
We have stayed here several times and the weather has always been
outstanding. Agnes and Paddy, who run Windy Point are lovely and welcoming
people. Their rooms are nice and clean and the views are spectacular. I woke up
very early last time I stayed here and had a peak out the window. I spotted a
dolphin in the bay and obviously couldn't sleep anymore. I got dressed and went
outside but was too late for the dolphin. A lovely seal came to check me out
though. I then went for and early morning walk up to the top of the hill, on the
Ring of Beara walk (I think that's what it was called). About 45 minutes walk
lead to a spectacular view over Dursey, the Kenmare river bay and across to
Bantry bay. This bliss was followed by Agnes's sublime breakfast. Highly
“Wonderful accommodation in a
Windy Point House has been our favourite B&B in Ireland for 20 years and we have
stayed there many times. The view of Dursey Island, Dursey Sound and Crow Head
from all the rooms and the dining room is spectacular and dolphins and basking
sharks can sometimes be seen. Fishing for large pollock from the jetty and the
rocks can be excellent at times.
The B&B owners Paddy and Agnes are extremely affable, helpful and welcoming and
go out of their way to make one's stay memorable. Paddy even fillets any really
good fish I catch and Agnes cooks them to perfection! Our room (which was
separate from the main house) was well appointed and comfortable but, due to
poor reception, the TV could only be used for DVDs. A fridge and coffee/tea
making facility were provided.
The nearest place to eat is Allihies where there are a few pubs but this is a
15-minute drive on twisting roads. There is more choice in Castletownbere but
that's about a 30-minute drive. However, provided one books dinner and chooses
the main course in advance, one can eat at the B&B at 6pm. This is rather early
for us but often helpful because it allows me to get a good fishing session
afterwards, before it's too dark. The food is tasty and piping hot and portions
are generous. We had superb, high quality "slabs" of salmon and I had a very
large piece of chicken. The crab's claws salad is also delicious. Desserts are
very good though the choice is a bit limited. Breakfast is also excellent and
there is a wide choice of hot dishes to follow the buffet selection of juices,
cereals, yoghurt, fresh and dried fruit. A copious amount of homemade bread and
toast is provided. One can fill up for the day if desired!
We are always sad to leave such an idyllic location. Not surprisingly, given the
wonderful views and the superb service and food, Windy Point House is often
fully booked so booking is advisable. It is closed during the winter.
Hans, The Netherlands
“Our walkers love staying at Windy Point B&B in Dursey Sound. We know this
because our walkers tell us all about the superb food, wonderful ambiance and
knowledgeable hosts. From the moment they step through the door, they receive a
warm welcome and are made to feel right at home. Ireland’s reputation for
hospitality is built on people such as Agnes & Paddy at Windy Point and it is
our pleasure to work with such lovely B&B owners.”
James Byrne, Owner, Hillwalk Ireland Walking Holidays