Beaches in Clonakilty, County Cork

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The beach guide has 4 beaches listed in and around the town of Clonakilty. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Inchydoney Beach (1.9 miles)

    Inchydoney © Alexkonon

    This vast, sandy beach, on Inchydoney Island, a short drive from Clonakilty, is one of the most beautiful to be found along this stretch of the coastline.  The pale, pristine sand is backed by dunes and gentle rolling countryside. 

    The beach has two separate sections, divided by the rocky Virgin Mary Headland. The swell here can…

  • Red Strand Beach (5.8 miles)

    Red Strand © Neville Goodman | BY-SA

    The sandy beach of Red Strand sits in the horseshoe-shaped Dirk Bay, protected to the west by Galley Head. With its soft golden-white sand, clear waters and views to the lighthouse this is a pleasant spot for a family beach day.

    Largely unspoilt, Red Strand doesn't have much in the way of facilities, so take what…

  • Owenahincha Beach (6.8 miles)

    Owenahincha © Caitlin Ferguson-mir | BY-SA

    Owenahincha is an extensive sandy beach which for much of its length is backed by dunes. This area is a popular holiday destination with lots of camping and caravan sites in the vicinity. However, the resort isn't quite the height of popularity it was back in the 70s and 80s, and there is a bit…

  • The Warren Beach (7.4 miles)

    The Warren © Caitlin Ferguson-mir | BY-SA

    The Warren is a small sandy rural beach backed by dunes and situated at the mouth of the Roscarbery River. The Rosscarbery Estuary is a sea inlet fed by small rivers from the north and north-west. At the southern end of the beach is a harbour wall which protects the entrance to the rivermouth. A…

Clonakilty beaches map

Map featuring Clonakilty beaches. Click on pins to view beach details