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10 of the best beaches in Cork
Head to Inchydoney Beach for a day of fun.
From long sandy strands backed by sand dunes to those with rock pools made for exploring, Cork is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. Whether you're looking for a place to lay out in the sun all day, play with the family in the sand and water, try your hand at water activities or walk along the shore, you have your pick.

Here are ten of the best beaches in Cork.

Front Strand Beach is located in Youghal, County Cork. It has great facilities and is popular with locals for walking.

Youghal Claycastle Beach is located near the town of Youghal in County Cork and is an ideal spot for walking, swimming and relaxing. It is very popular with residents and visitors alike.

Garryvoe Beach is a pebble beach located in the village on Garryvoe in County Cork. It is a popular beach with families and has a playground nearby.

Garryvoe Beach

Garrylucas, White Strand is a sandy beach located at the Old Head of Kinsale in County Cork. It has sand dunes in places and there is a public car park and toilet facilities available.

Garretstown beach is an extensive sandy beach located along the coast of County Cork. It enjoys stunning views of The Old Head of Kinsale and is a great spot for walking, bathing and swimming.


Inchydoney is a small Island, long connected to the mainland by two causeways.

Inchydoney East Beach

Discover beautiful Inchydoney West Beach, just a 10 minute drive from the charming town of Clonakilty in West Cork. Walk along its expansive golden strand and swim in the shimmering blue water.

Inchydoney West Beach

Warren Beach is a small, rural sandy beach located at the mouth of Rosscarbery River in County Cork.

Warren Beach

Tragumna beach is a small scenic beach located in Skibbereen, County Cork.


Barley Cove is located between the headlands on the Mizen Peninsula in West Cork. It is an ideal family beach with an extensive dune system set in wild and beautiful scenery.

Barley Cove
Explore Cork City

After exploring the gorgeous beaches throughout Cork, pay a visit to buzzing Cork City.

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