The Coastguard Restaurant boasts one of the finest views on the peninsula. The restaurant is open on a selection of nights from November to January. Please enquire directly with us for more details. On nights that the Coastguard Restaurant is closed, dinner is served in the Binn Bán Brasserie.
Relax and enjoy breakfast in the spectacular setting and unique ambience of the Coastguard Restaurant overlooking Dingle Harbour and Bay and the mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula. Our Chefs take great pride in preparing for you, the finest dishes with locally sourced products and the specialties of fresh seafood landed on the quays of Dingle.
The Coastguard Restaurant is a popular choice for dining out in Dingle and you will enjoy an unforgettable dining experience with us. Our experienced team will make you feel right at home and assist you with wine recommendations and also detail our nightly specials which we offer.
If you are planning a special occasion, there is no other venue which offers the space and views that would rival the Coastguard Restaurant.
When looking out from the restaurant to your left along the foreshore, towards the harbour entrance, there is a tower, which is a “folly” and was built in the late 1840’s as famine relief. To the right of the lighthouse, which was built in 1885 at a cost of £589.00, is the entrance to a cave – known as “Nancy Brown’s Parlour”.
It is said that the cave extends back to the old Presbytery in Dingle and it was to be the escape route for Marie Antoinette. Whatever about the French Revolution story, it is a delightful place to sit, overlooking two beautiful small beaches “Slaidín” and “Bín Bán”. It is also from here that you can view Dingle Bay, which was once home to the famous Dingle dolphin ‘Fungie’.