Directions to Mizen Head

Getting to Mizen Head is easy

In theory, once you're on the island of Ireland, finding your way to Mizen Head is easy: head southwest until you run out of road. Congratulations, you're on Mizen Head!

In practice, it's never quite that simple. Ireland's rural road network has a habit of throwing up the occasional navigation challenge, so we've gathered some information here to make your journey to Mizen Head easier. Below you'll find coordinates for your sat-nav system/smartphone navigation app, or, for those of you who prefer to navigate yourselves, straightforward directions from our two nearest large(ish) towns. 

Safe travels... we can't wait to welcome you to Mizen Head.
Use our Eircode, P81 NY52, to find us on Google Maps

Navigation Coordinates

GPS Coordinates for Mizen Head Visitor Centre
Most navigation devices and popular smartphone navigation apps should have Mizen Head as a Point Of Interest (POI) in their database. If you can't find it on your device/app, try entering the following coordinates in the format preferred by your device:
Lat/Long DMS Coordinates
51° 27' 5.7594", -9° 48' 39.9492"
Lat/Long Decimal Coordinates
51.451600, -9.8110968
Irish Ordnance Survey Grid Ref.
V 74169 23614
Eircode for Google Maps: P81 NY52

Travelling from Skibbereen

  • Follow the signs for N71 until you reach Ballydehob
  • Go straight on (don't take the right turn for N71 at outskirts to Ballydehob). You will see the signs for Mizen Head Drive.
  • Follow the route R592 through Schull
  • Go through Goleen and continue until you see the sign for Mizen Head Drive (don't take the first turn to the right after the village - go straight on until you see the second sign)
Directions to Mizen Head from Skibbereen

Travelling from Bantry

Directions to Mizen Head from Bantry
  • Take the turning marked CROOKHAVEN R591
  • Travel through Durrus, taking the left fork towards Goleen
  • Continue to the end of the road and turn right at the T junction
  • Go through Goleen and continue until you see the sign for Mizen Head Drive (don't take the first turn to the right after the village - go straight on until you see the second sign)

Coach Tours and Car Hire

Public transport won't get you out as far as Mizen Head. The Bus Éireann Route 237 service from Cork to Goleen is as close as you can get. However, there are a couple of other options.

Hire a car

If you drive, and would like the freedom to explore West Cork's stunning coastline at leisure, nothing beats having your own car. You'll find several car hire companies at and around Cork Airport and at Cork City locations where you can rent vehicles by the day.

The easiest way to secure the best deal across a wide range of car-rental providers is through an online car-rental portal like

Book a Coach Tour

Cork City Tours offers a day-tour to Mizen Head, taking in a number of stops at well known West Cork locations along the way. Visit the link above to visit their site for more details, or contact them on +353 21 4309090 or on for more information.



Contact Us

Mizen Head Signal Station
Mizen Tourism Co-operative Society Ltd.
Harbour Road
West Cork
Tel: +353 28 35000 or + 353 28 35115 (Summer Only)

Opening Times

November 1st – March 16th: 11am-4pm (Weekends Only)
March 17th – May 31st: 10.30am – 5pm
June 1st – August 31st: 10am – 6pm
September 1st – October 31st: 10.30 – 5pm

July and August
Daily 10am-6pm
September, October
April, May, June
Daily 10.30am -5pm
November - March
Weekends 11am-4pm

Entry Prices

Adult: €7.50 | Senior/Student: €6
Child under 14: €4.50 | Child under 5: Free

Group & Family Deals
Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children): €25
Groups (10 and over): Adults: €6.50 | Senior/Student: €5 | Child 5-14: €3.50

Other Mizen Sites

Mizen ShopMizen Guide
Mizen Head: Heritage Ireland Premier AttractionMizen Head: West Cork, A Place Apart
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