Twinned with Pleumeur Bodou, Brittany
Crosshaven is a quiet and peaceful village located at the point
where the Owenabue River enters the sea at the mouth of Cork
Here you can enjoy beautiful walks with sea, river and land views.
Drake's Pool', located 2km upriver from Crosshaven, is so named
following an incident whereby England's Sir Francis Drake eluded
the Spanish Armada by sailing upriver at Crosshaven.
Today, 'Drake's Pool' is renowned for its scenic beauty. The
village is also home to the world's oldest yacht club, the 'Royal
Cork', founded in 1720. The club is now surrounded by extensive
marinas, boatyards and a chandlery.
Prestigious world yacht racing
championships are now hosted by Royal
Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven is fast becoming the blue water
sailors' favourite stop-off along Europe's western seaboard so
come and enjoy Cork Week held in July each year.
Crosshaven, famous for its pubs, offers many facilities including
shore or deep-sea angling, wreck fishing and boat or yacht
charter. Nearby scenic Church bay, Myrtleville and Weaver's Point
with sand and pebble beaches, are popular bathing places and
attract many visitors on warm summer days.
Situated only 8 miles (12km) from Ringaskiddy
Ferryport and 9 miles (14km) from Cork Airport, Crosshaven
makes it a very accessible place. Only 9 miles (14 km) from the
Monkstown-Carrigaloe cross river ferry, to bring you for a day
to Cobh, Fota and
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walk along the old railway line which starts from near Carrigaline
into Crosshaven and you could continue onwards and past the
Crosshaven Yatch club and past the boat yard to stroll up to
Camden for impossing views, well worth the effort or take the car
and enjoy some wonderful views maybe see some boats and yatchs out
on the water sailing.