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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 Garretstown. 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.

  • 1. Garretstown Beach

    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…

  • 2. Barleycove


    This sandy beach is situated between two headlands on the Mizen Peninsula in West Cork and comprises an extensive dune system.

  • 3. The Warren Beach

    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…