Hot summers in Cork

Lighthouse at Spanish Point, Crookhaven  

Holiday near the water - County Cork offers a host of holiday destination beside the water. Rent a cottage overlooking the coast for marvellous sea views, go sailing, fishing, paddling and swimming. A self catering holiday in County Cork suits all beach babies.

The lighthouse at Spanish Point is shown in the photograph above.

Cottages in Ireland

What to do during a summer holiday in County Cork?

Stay by water anywhere, laze on the beach, go sailing, fishing, kayaking, take a boat tour, meals out in fish restaurants.

Enjoy a summer day out at Cork Racecourse


Cottages in Ireland

Barley Cove Beach for holidays

Book a summer holiday home in County Cork, Ireland for days on the beach

Country Cork has some of the best beaches in Ireland. Barley Cove Beach is shown on the left.

Rent a cottage as a base for your holiday home in County Cork and enjoy this fabulous summer holiday location.

cottages to rent in county cork

Family self catering breaks in County Cork

A self catering holiday near the sea in County Cork is the relaxed easy way for families to spend time together on holiday. A beach is one of the best amenities possible because children will make their own fun if you provide them with buckets, spades and beach toys. An inflatable can add a lot more fun under supervision.

The quiet simple beaches are good for old-fashioned beach holidays where children can paddle, dig in the sand and look for sea shells. As the children grow older, some arranged activities may be useful to keep them interested.

Whale watching starts at the end of May and continues through the summer. Arrange a boat tour to go and spot whales, dolphins and seals in West Cork.

Learn how to waterski or kayak.

Summer events in County Cork

Summertime festival at Youghal is held during June. Youghal has three Blue Flag beaches, fishing for crabs and sprats and a host of ingredients for a successful family summer cottage holiday.

West Cork Garden Trail in the second week of June - visit open gardens participating in the scheme.

The Fiddle Fair in Baltimore in early July for lovers of fiddle music.

Cahirmee Horse Show - a day out with country folk and horse lovers in early July.

Sherkin Island Regatta during the third week of July

Castletownbere Festival of the Sea on August Bank Holiday

Clonakilty waterfront Festival at the beginning of August.

This is a very short list of a few of the many festivals held in Country Cork during the summer months. Because dates and festivals change, perform a search on the web to find the latest festivals and events in County Cork before you book a holiday there. A particular festival may just help you decide when to go to County Cork.