The Mizen Head Maritime Museum and Heritage Attraction is a fantastic all-weather experience. The centre is perched high on cliffs overlooking the wild Atlantic Ocean. The Signal Station can be accessed by walking along a headland path, down a large flight of steps and across the famous Arched Bridge. It takes approximately 10 minutes to reach the station from the visitor centre car park. The area is renowned for wildflowers and sightings of wildlife, dolphins, seals, whales, gannets, kittiwakes, choughs. The north-south bird migration flight path is only a mile off the coast here.
To the south, visitors can see the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse also known as Ireland's Teardrop and is the last landfall that many emigrants would have seen as the left famine ridden shores for America. One of Guglielmo Marconi's first telegraph stations was located at the Mizen Signal Station back in 1931. Nowadays, visitors can learn about the history of the area, the people who lived here, manned the lighthouses and the early years of Safety at Sea, Wireless Signals, Racon, GPS and DGPS. Coaches and Bus Tours welcome.