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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..

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..

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..

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.

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..

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 at Nohaval is typical..


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