The Beach Guide

Best beaches in County Cork

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in County Cork as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in County Cork is Garryvoe. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in County Cork just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • Garryvoe Beach

    1. Garryvoe Beach

    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…

  • Garretstown Beach

    2. Garretstown Beach

    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…

  • Barleycove

    3. Barleycove

    Barleycove is a stunning, sandy beach in a sheltered bay between Mizen Head and Lyroe peninsulas close to the Southwesterly tip of Ireland. The pristine sand is cleaned regularly and the beach has been awarded coveted Blue Flag status. When the…

  • Inchydoney Beach

    4. Inchydoney Beach

    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…

  • The Warren Beach

    5. The Warren Beach

    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…