Taking your dog on holiday to County Cork

The Sheeps Head Peninsula in County Cork
The Sheeps Head Peninsula awaits your discovery in County Cork.

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Double mayhem - dogs and children

Good luck to anyone who goes on holiday with dogs and children, that's double trouble.

Check for cottages with enclosed gardens to keep both dogs and children safe.

Remember to take a good supply of dog poop bags with you on holiday. The bio-degradable versions are the best for the environment.


Dogs allowed beaches in County Cork, Ireland

pet freindly self catering cottages county corkDog owners are fond of self catering cottage holidays because so many allow them to bring their dog on holiday. The rules concerning their pet will vary immensely from one cottage to another as will the terms and conditions. Some cottage owners add an additional charge for each dog which is supposed to cover the costs of cleaning up dog hair and mess.

Bedrooms are likely to be out of bounds for dogs. Some cottage owners will insist that owners always take their pets with them when they go out, others may provide outdoor kennels. It really is a case of shopping around for the most dog friendly facilities to suit you.

Almost every pet friendly cottage owner will provide a water bowl and often a dog bed. Check the details before booking.


Beaches in County Cork where dogs are allowed

This list of dog friendly beaches is intended as a guide only. The beaches have allowed dogs in the past but as times change we cannot vouch that they indeed remain so. The best way to find out is to call a cottage owner in the area who should have up-to-date information. There will also be tiny beaches and coves that are below any radar and not appear on any list. These you would come across when touring.

Tragumna Beach, Skibbereen, sand
Garrylucas Beach, Ballinspittle - sand - dog must be on a lead and dog deposits to be cleaned up, shops and restaurants

We all appreciate that dogs love beaches and indeed many will go in the water and swim. Beaches are good for walks for both dogs and owners. There are plenty of coastal walks where dogs can walk on a lead.