Seaside self catering cottages

That rugged indented coastline of County Cork has beautiful secluded sandy bays such as Barley Cove on the Mizen Peninsula - a Blue Flag beach shown on the left - perfect for the summer holidays. Find a summer holiday home in County Cork.

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Car Hire in Ireland

Hire a car or bring your own when you come for a summer holiday to County Cork. There are lots of fabulous places to visit and stunning views to see.

Some of the best views are found on the peninsulas and in the Blackwater Valley.

Try to get to:

Beara Peninsula
Mizen Head Peninsula
Sheeps Head Peninsula
Seven Heads Peninsula

The most southerly point of County Cork

The most southerly point of County Cork is Brow Head, close to Mizen Head. There is an impressive arched bridge that spans the ravine to Mizen Head and the lighthouse.

Seaside cottages in County Cork, Ireland

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There are numerous good beaches to choose from for your self catering break in County Cork. Some beaches are designated as Blue Flag because they meet a certain quality. Some additional very good beaches are given the Green Coast Award because although of a very good standard they do not have the necessary associated facilities, such as toilets for example, to meet the Blue Flag criteria. Towns such as Youghal on the border with County Waterford have several good beaches.

The ideal summer beach holiday in County Cork is a stay in a top quality holiday cottage sited near a Blue Flag or Green Coast Award beach. Take a look at self catering accommodation and seaside cottages in County Cork available to rent to see if there is your idea of a dream cottage among them:

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What to take to the beach in County Cork for a good family beach holiday

Because the average family needs a vast amount fo equipment on the beach, one of those wheeled bags or boxes is ideal for packing everything to take to the beach.

  • Rugs or large beach towels to sit on, or folding chairs if the beach isn't too far from the car park
  • Sunscreen
  • Buckets and spades, beachball
  • Towels
  • Wipes
  • Drinks and possibly a picnic. A plastic picnic set could be very useful even if you buy fish and chips
  • A carrier bag to collect up the rubbish after your picnic/lunch and snacks
  • A UV tent for little ones
  • A wind break in windy areas

Optional extras

  • Beach shoes to go into the sea with
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Inflatables
  • Cricket set (quiet beaches only)