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10 of the best beaches in Cork
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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.

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

Youghal, Claycastle Beach is located near the heritage walled town of Youghal in County Cork. It 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.

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 expansive sandy beach located along the coast of County Cork. It has stunning views of the Old Head of Kinsale and is a great place for walking, bathing and swimming.


From high grassy sand dunes to coarse, rocky cliff faces, Inchydoney East Beach on the small island of Inchydoney in County Cork boasts a variety of stunning landscapes.

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.

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

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

Escape to the beautiful strands of Barley Cove in West Cork and enjoy a family fun day on the beach.

Barley Cove
Barley Cove
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