Cork Discovery Points & Ferry Crossings
A Cork Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point
Inchydoney Blue Flag Beach near Clonakilty in West Cork is a Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point. Inchydoney Beach has often been named Ireland’s favourite beach by international tourists on TripAdvisor, most recently in 2019 and described as “glorious and unspoiled”.
The beach is popular with surfers and considered suitable for beginners. There is a surf school at the beach with board and wetsuit hire.
There are lifeguards on duty in the summer months. There is a public car park and toilets and access via ramps and steps.
Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa
Overlooking the beach is the well regarded and award-winning Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa. This is an ideal spot for a romantic indulgent break away but also a great place to enjoy lunch or a special dining experience with panoramic sea views.
The West Cork Model Railway Village, Clonakilty
Clonakilty is just 4 kilometres down the road and well worth a visit but the West Cork Model Railway Village makes it a great option for families looking for something unusual to do. An outdoor fully scaled handmade model of the old West Cork Railway with model buildings of the town as it was back in the 1940’s, it’s a delight for young and old alike.
There is also an indoor soft play area and an outdoor playground which covers all options no matter what the weather does. Tearooms and a trip on a road train around Clonakilty makes this a great family day out.
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The Clonakilty Equestrian Centre is also nearby and offers trekking and country rides for all ages and experience. Those with disabilities are welcome.
The next Discovery Point on the route is Galley Head, a 20 minute drive from here.