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Ireland Cork 

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 harbour.  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 serviced 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.

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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 East-Cork.

Cork Harbour Sunset
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Enjoy a 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.



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