Winter Sunset at Clogher Strand

Located on the western edge of the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland, Clogher Strand faces into the wild Atlantic Ocean, with views out to the The Sleeping Giant, also known as An Fear Marbh, The Dead Man, or Inis Tuaisceart. This storm beach is tucked in below Clogher Head (labelled Waymont on some maps), where enormous waves crash into the rocky cliffs, especially during the wild storms coming off the Atlantic. The car park on a small cliff above the beach creates a safe viewing platform to witness the chaos of the immense swell crashing onto the rocks and the beach.

With calmer skies and seas, this sandy beach also has a small stream running through the sand and rocks at the southern end, which creates wonderful composition opportunities. Complemented with the occasional fabulous sunset around February to March and October to November, when the setting sun is visible from the beach, Clogher Strand is one of my favourite photography locations in Ireland.

This image was captured during fairly wild weather and forms Clogher Strand with a twist! Some can clearly see (while others can’t) the figure of the Sleeping Giant lying on his back, created by the breaking waves on the beach. Others suspect I’m at something stronger than catnip! This was taken just before sunset during November 2017.

Winter Sunset at Clogher Strand


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