Beaches in Kinsale, County Cork

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The beach guide has 3 beaches listed in and around the town of Kinsale. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Garrylucas Beach (4.9 miles)

    Garrylucas © John Darch | BY-SA

    Garrylucas Beach lies just next to the Old Head of Kinsale, about 24 miles south-west of Cork. This Blue Flag beach has a good expanse of clean, white sand with some areas of grassy dunes. On either side of the beach there are rocky cliffs. Kilcolman Marsh lies just north of the beach, beyond the…

  • Garretstown Beach (4.9 miles)

    Garretstown © Jonathan Thacker | BY-SA

    Garrettstown is a popular sandy beach. Despite this it still retains a rural feel and has not been over developed. It's a great family beach with all the facilities including a seasonal lifeguard service. With a ramp down to the beach Garrettstown is also accessible. This is one of the most popular surfing beaches in…

  • White Bay (13.9 miles)

    White Bay © Marta

    This secluded patch of sand and rocks is located on the eastern side of the mouth of Cork Harbour. Despite its proximity to the city White Bay is something of a hidden gem.

    Being a little off the beaten track accessing White Bay involves negotiating a steep path down the cliff. However there is a…

Kinsale beaches map

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