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.
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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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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- Fastnet Rock
- Cape Clear Island
- Getting to Cape Clear
- Sherkin Island
- Heir Island Ferry
- Heir Island
- Heir Island to Sherkin Island Ferry
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.
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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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- Glandore and Union Hall
- Drombeg Stone Circle
- Lough Hyne
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..
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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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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..
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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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