County Cork is the most southerly region in Ireland. Cork is known for its peninsulas; Beara Peninsula, Sheep's Head, Mizen Head and Brow Head, with Brow Head being the most southerly point of mainland Ireland.

Cork has 1,094 km of coastline, the second-longest coastline of any county after Mayo, which has 1,168 km.

Cork has many islands off the coast.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 10 beaches in Cork, or have a look at our list of Cork dog friendly beaches, or even our Ireland Blue Flag beach list.

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Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:

    West Cork Model Railway Village

    Inchydoney Beach

    Charles Fort

    Cobh Cathedral

    Collegiate Church of St Marys

    Owenahincha Beach

    Youghal Lighthouse

    Baltimore lifeboat station

    The Warren Beach

    Cork Custom House

    Cork City Gaol

    The Crawford

Some more locations in Cork