CORK GUIDE

Cork Beaches

County Cork
Barleycove Beach

Barleycove Beach, West Cork is a large sandy beach backed by sand dunes. The sand dunes were thrown up in the tidal wave that swept Europe after the earthquake in Lisbon in 1755. Today they have been partially eroded but they are protected like much of the coast round this area as European designated Special Areas of Conservation. The road goes to the east of the beach across a causeway bisecting Lissagriffin Lakes and at the T-junction you turn left to Mizen Head.

Garretstown Beach

Garretstown Beach, West Cork lies near the Old Head of Kinsale and a short drive from Kinsale town and Ballinspittle village, much favoured for surfing.

Garrylucas Beach

Garrylucas Beach, West Cork, as Garretstown Beach is a short drive from Kinsale and is good for wind and kite surfing.

Garryvoe Beach

Garryvoe Beach, East Cork located close to the towns of Shanagarry, Ballycotton and Midleton.

Inchydoney Beach

Inchydoney Beach

Inchydoney Beach, West Cork is a short drive from Clonakilty town. Visitors have a choice of the two sections of this beautiful beach to choose from. In between the two beaches is the Inchydoney Hotel where visitors can have a drink or something to eat. The one way traffic system allows ease of access to both the beach and hotel.

Owenahincha Beach

Owenahincha Beach

Owenahincha Beach, West Cork is close to Clonakilty, this is an exposed beach.

Redbarn Youghal Beach

Redbarn Youghal Beach

Redbarn Youghal Beach, East Cork is located outside of Youghal town in from of the Quality Hotel, Redbarn in East Cork, the visitor can enjoy a walk from here over to Youghal town.

The Warren Beach

The Warren Beach

The Warren Beach (Rosscarbery), West Cork is a small local sandy beach backed with sand dunes. The area around the beach has been designated as a Natural Heritage Area.

Tragumna Beach

Tragumna Beach

Tragumna Beach, West Cork is located just a few miles from Skibbereen town.

Youghal Claycastle Beach East Cork

Youghal Claycastle Beach East Cork

Youghal Claycastle Beach in East Cork just outside of Youghal town and Front Strand along which you can walk the promenade which joins up with the boardwalk connecting to Claycastle Beach.

Youghal Beach

Youghal Beach

Youghal Beach situated in East Cork jsut 2 km form Youghal town centre

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Car Hire

Cork Car Hire

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Accommodation in Cork

See & Do in County Cork

Corks Ancient East

Corks Ancient East

Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way

Getting Around Cork

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  • Cork Bus & Coach Bus & Coach
    Bus & Coach services in Cork with links to timetables
  • Ferry to Cork Cork Ferries
    Details of the Ferry service to and from Cork and the Islands.
  • Irish Airports Cork Airport
    Cork Airport is located 6 km from Cork City and is easily accessible.
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    Taxi companies to pre-book your taxi journey in Cork.
  • Trains in Cork Trains
    Details of the train service to and from Cork.