Beaches in Cork
The advantage of Cork being located near the coast is that there is a wide variety of beautiful beaches to pick and choose from. Going to the beach in Ireland is a popular activity of the Irish people especially if the weather is good. There is plenty to do and see in Cork. The busiest days at the beaches are Saturdays, Sundays and Bank holiday Mondays. When the weather is not so good you may easily have the entire beach to yourself.
The three most popular beaches in Cork are: Garrettstown, Garryvoe and Inchydoney.
Garrettstown beach is a large sand a stony blue flag beach. This beach is ideal for surfing. There is a nearby cliff walk which has fantastic views of the sea on a clear day.
Parking: There is lots of parking on the beach front.
Directions: From Fitzgearld's Vienna Woods turn right go to the Dunkettle roundabout; take the 2nd exit at the roundabout. Take the N27 the Dunkettle Interchange via Cork Airport. You will will pass through Riverstick, Belgooly, Kinsale and Ballinspittle. Ballinspittle is approximately 2 kilometers from Garretstown beach.
Distance from Fitzgearlds Vienna Woods: 32.7 kilometres
Time: 0 hour 28minutes
Garryvoe beach is also a large sand and stony beach. This beach is a very popular beach and it is extremely busy on fine weekends. There is plentiful parking along the beach front. Garryvoe beach is located near the beautiful fishing village of Ballycotton. It is well worth passing through to take in the scenery, and tranquillity of Ballycottton.
Directions: From Fitzgearld's Vienna Woods turn right go to the Dunkettle roundabout; take the 2nd exit at the roundabout. Take the N25 the Dunkettle Interchange via Midleton. You will pass through Castlemartry and Ladysbridge. Ladysbridge just 2 kilometers from Garryvoe beach.
Distance from Fitzgearlds Vienna Woods: 30 kilometers
Time: Aapproximately a 30 minute drive from Fitzgearlds Vienna Woods hotel.
Parking: There is plentiful parking along the beach front.
Inchdoney beach is a beautiful beach located 3 kilometers from the equally beautiful town of Clonakility. Inchdoney is a very large sandy beach Blue flag beach. There are lifeguards on duty during the summer season.
Directions: From Fitzgearld's Vienna Woods turn right go to the Dunkettle roundabout; take the 2nd exit at the roundabout. Take the N27 the Dunkettle Interchange drive through the Jack Lynch tunnel via Wilton. Take the N71 via Bandon and Clonakilty.
Distance from Fitzgearlds Vienna Woods: 50 kilometers
Approx Time: 0h 50 minutes