The West Cork area is teeming with beautiful, tranquil, unspoiled beaches. Perfect for sunbathing, swimming and surfing. Here a list of West Cork Beaches :


Red Strand is dotted with rock pools, the Red Strand is only minutes from the Long Strand and offers a wonderful tranquil spot for the whole family.




The Warren

The Blue Flag beach at The Warren, Rosscarbery is a wonderfully sheltered family beach with safe bathing and numerous rock pools. If swimming or paddling isn’t your thing then try a round of Pitch and Putt on the 18-hole championship course located in the adjacent dunes or perhaps a spot of fishing off the pier.(Car parking, toilets – closed in winter – and access via ramps. Lifeguard on duty in the summer season).



The Blue Flag beach at Inchydoney Island, just a few miles from Rosscarbery, is renowned not only as one of the most familyfriendly beaches in West Cork but also as one of the most beautiful. With vast expanses of sand, dunes and excellent surfing conditions there really is something for everyone.

(Car parking, toilets and access via ramps and steps. Lifeguards on duty in the summer season).



About 5 minutes from Rosscarbery and looking out over the Galley Head lighthouse is the aptly named Long Strand. A mile and a half of sand bounded by waves of dunes this is the perfect place to stretch your legs and breath in the fresh Atlantic air. The top end is a haven for surfers but the rest of the beach is unsafe for bathing due to a dangerous undertow.

(Car parking facilities and cafe are available at the southern end of the beach).