Cork Destination Guide

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Explore Cork Beaches and Coastline

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.

Cork Coast Map


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, and places to stay and eat:

Youghal Lighthouse

Place Tags: Lighthouses

Baltimore lifeboat station

Place Tags: Lifeboats

The Warren Beach

Place Tags: Beaches

Cobh Cathedral

Place Tags: History - Heritage

Charles Fort

Owenahincha Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Blue Flag Awards

Bells of Shandon, St. Anne’s Church

Place Tags: History - Heritage

Butter Museum

Place Tags: Museums

Cork City Gaol

Place Tags: History - Heritage

The Crawford

Inchydoney Beach

Cork Custom House

Place Tags: History - Heritage