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Inchydoney West Beach
Inchydoney, Co. Cork
Free to visit
Family friendly
Sunny days
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.

Make time for a visit to Inchydoney West Beach where the sea vistas are spectacular. Bring the whole family on a trip to the beach, float in the sea and give surfing a go, the waves here are some of the best in the country. Check out the surf school on the beach, where you can book in for a lesson and hire a wetsuit and board for the day.

There are several pedestrian routes between the beach and car park where you’ll find scenic loop walks with stunning scenery at every turn. With picnic tables dotted along the route, stop for a while and admire the incredible views.

Why we like it
  • Book a surf lesson on the beach.
  • Admire the spectacular scenery.
  • Check out the scenic loop walks.
  • Go swimming in the clear blue water.
Tips from locals

Check the waves on the Inchydoney Beach Surf Cam.

Tips from locals

Only here you will find the 'Virgin Mary's Shell' with the outline of Our Lady on one side and the Sacred Heart on the other.

Tips from locals

Lifeguards on duty during the summer bathing season.

Blue Flag Award
Contact details
P85 AT27, Inchydoney Island, Inchydoney, Co. Cork, P85 AT27, Ireland
More to discover at Inchydoney West Beach
Gulfstream Restaurant at the Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

The Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa main dining room is the Gulfstream Restaurant. Located outside Clonakilty in County Cork, it is named after its unique location and panoramic sea views of the wild Atlantic Ocean and Irish coast. The Gulfstream Restaurant has a fresh décor, complete with Bristol blue glasses, wicker shades and painted white shutters, all creating an evocative sense of coastal chic.

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