Garryvoe Beach

Garryvoe Beach - County Cork
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Garryvoe beach is a mix of pebbles and rock set in the beautiful south-east of Cork.  It lies on the R632 a short drive up the coast from Shanagarry.

In summer this Blue Flag beach is a popular destination for families and the facilities here are good, as you would expect.  There is access to the beach for wheelchairs and pushchairs and a children’s play area.

Across the bay lie the Ballycotton Cliffs, which have a good cliff-top walk with excellent views and an opportunity to spot some of the local wildlife. On clear days it is possible to see Ballycotton Island from Garryvoe Beach, with its picturesque lighthouse.

The nearby Garryvoe Hotel has fine views of the beach and is a popular venue for weddings.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs required to be on a leash and dog fouling removed.

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  • Swimming/bathing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets

Nearest town


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Parking available.

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