West Cork Video Travel Guides

West of Cork City is one of the most scenic coastal areas in Ireland. The area is reknown for it's charming towns and villages such as Baltimore, Schull and Crookhaven and is ideal for family and the outdoor type of visitors.

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Baltimore Village

The village located on the shores of a very sheltered bay is popular with sailing enthusiasts. A number of sailing regettas take place throughout the summer. The area is also ideal for walking and cycling..

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Baltimore
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The small town of Schull, with its numerous restaurants and pubs over looks an excellent and sheltered bay. The area is popular with cyclists, sailors and walkers..

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Schull
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Explore the islands.

Just off the coast there many islands worth visiting and exploring. The Fastnet - though the smallest is the most dramatic. Sherkin Island lies in Baltimore Harbour, while Cape Clear is accessible from Baltimore and Schull..

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Fastnet Rock
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Crookhaven and West

Crookhaven and West Mizen Peninsula is as far south west as you can go. The area is popular with walkers, cyclists and sailors and has some excellent beaches and a local caravan park.

Places and Things of Interest in "Crookhaven and West" Videos

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Crookhaven
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Roscarbery to Skibbereen

West of Roscarbery and along the coast there are some interesting villages and hamlets worth visiting..

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Rosscarbery
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East of Kinsale

East of Kinsale there are a number of small roads that run down to sandy coves or cliff paths. The road passing through the small village of Nohaval is typical, with numerous smaller roads leading to the coast and to hidden cliffs and coves..

Places and Things of Interest in "East of Kinsale" Videos

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Mizen Peninsula

Mizen Peninsula is at the extreme west end of South West Cork, further west than Barley Cove. The cliffscapes and remoteness of the lighthouse make the area a major attraction for tourists..

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizen Head
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Sheeps Head Peninsula

Sheeps Head Peninsula is west of Bantry. The north side of the Peninsula looks out over Bantry Bay, while the south side overlooks Dunmanus Bay. There is a light house on the remote western end of the peninsula..

Places and Things of Interest in "Sheeps Head Peninsula" Videos

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The small village sits on the edge of Rosscarbery Bay, its long sweeping estuary and soft sandy beach is popular with families during summer months..

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Bantry Bay

Bantry Bay is a long bay approx. 35km from the entrance to Bantry Town. The bay lies between Sheeps Head Peninsula and the Beara Peninsula..

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bantry House

General Geo Co-Ordinates

Latitude :51.677163 Longitude :-9.465434
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    test from Asia

  • Glandore Museum ---Glandore and Union Hall

    Visited the small museum/exhibition in the Glandore Church, over-looking the harbour. The displays give some useful historical and background information on the area..

    Mancurian from United Kingdom

  • Beach ---Rosscarbery

    There is a beautiful beach thats good for families very close to Roscarberry. from the beach there are sweeping views of the cliffs and bay. The sand is soft and light and loved by the kids..

    Anna - london from United Kingdom

  • Family Holiday ---Schull

    We enjoyed a famiky holiday in Schull. Spent a few days just strolling about. Drinking coffee in the lovely cafes and having a few pints of the black stuff at night. There are plenty of places to go to from Schull, Cape Clear Island, fastnet rock, mizen Lighthouse and the beaches nera Crookhaven. Great place in the summer..

    Doncaster Family from United Kingdom

  • Cycling Tip ---Cape Clear Island

    We cycled to Baltimore, stayed overnight. Tgen got tge ferry next day to Cape Clear Island, about 30 minutes away. We stayed overnight and took the ferry the next day to Schull and continued on west. The ferry goes to Schull on certain days so check schefuke in advance..

    Cycler from Europe

  • Old Church ---Skibbereen

    The old church restaurant in Skibbereen is a place worth visiting. The food is good and the restoration of the church which was destroyed by fire in 2006 is something to see. The church was almost burned to the grown, but has been tastefully restored using features such as doors, pulpit broyght in from old churches in England and France..

    Doreen Liverpool from United Kingdom

  • Mizen ---Crookhaven

    While staying in the caranvan park nearly Barley Cove we went out to the Mizen lighthouse, about 20 minutes drive. The cliff views are spectacular and the walkway across to the Mizen islet is amaxing. A number of sightseeing points allows you see the best views..

    101oz from Australia

  • Skib ---Skibbereen

    Some nice restaurants in Skibereen. Also a bit of craic and music in the bars. They stay open late at weekends..

    Down from Dublin from Europe


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