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, 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, West Cork, as Garretstown Beach is a short drive from Kinsale and is good for wind and kite surfing.
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, West Cork is close to Clonakilty, this is an exposed 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 (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, West Cork is located just a few miles from Skibbereen town.
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 situated in East Cork jsut 2 km form Youghal town centre
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