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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Cork Coast Search Bar

Where would you like to go? Use our search bar to search across all our local listings, ideal for finding that nearest spot to visit:


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:

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    Cork City Gaol

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    Cobh Cathedral

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    Owenahincha Beach

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    Youghal Lighthouse

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    Charles Fort

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    The Warren Beach

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    Baltimore lifeboat station

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    West Cork Model Railway Village

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    Inchydoney Beach

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    Cork Custom House

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    The Crawford

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    Collegiate Church of St Marys

Some more locations in Cork