Fenit Marina, built in 1997, largely with the aid of EU funding, is a 130-berth marina located at Fenit Harbour and connected to the land by an 800m causeway and viaduct.
The marina caters to leisure craft for boats from 6m to 15m in length with an approach depth of 5m which provides access at all tidal levels. The minimum depth of water is 3m.
Fenit Harbour Marina has received the Blue Flag Award 2020
Marina Facilities: Electricity, water, fuel, crane, security gate and video surveillance, showers, toilets, laundry, telephone, facilities for disabled.
It is located between Kerry Head to the north and Brandon Head to the south.
The deep water port is a major asset to County Kerry and caters for vessels up to 17,000 Dwt.
It has traditionally served as the merchants’ port for Tralee. Coal, grain, timber, etc., were landed during the 20th century with oil and cranes becoming the main cargo until the fuel distribution base was dismantled in the late 1990s. The main deep sea pier is 175m long with extensive storage facilities available. Regularly accommodating 15,000 tonne ships, the port is a very picturesque mixed use port with a marina, fishing and commercial ships.
There are about 15 shipments per year. This is almost totally due to the export of container cranes manufactured by Liebherr’s Irish subsidiary, based in Killarney, which are shipped all over the world.
Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club
Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club has its headquarters at Fenit harbour – our clubhouse overlooks Fenit Marina.
Tralee Bay Oysters
Tralee Bay, located in County Kerry, on Irelands Wild Atlantic Way, is one of the few self seeding Native Wild Irish Oyster Fisheries found in Europe.
RNLI Lifeboat Station
After a gap of 25 years, Fenit lifeboat station re-opened in 1994 and today operates both an all-weather Trent class lifeboat and an inshore lifeboat. In total, Fenit has celebrated over 100 years as a lifeboat station.