Situated at the base of a long sandy peninsula which separates Tralee and Brandon Bay. Off the Northern tip of the peninsula are the Maharee Islands. To the west of the town is Lough Gill. Southwards lies a rampart of mountains, the central group of the Dingle Peninsula, culminating in Beenoskee 2,713 feet high. Gregory Hoare was a 16th century Chieftain who lent his name to the village.