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From its northernmost point in Donegal to its southernmost in Cork, the Wild Atlantic Way offers one of the world’s most diverse and spectacular coastlines. Immerse yourself in the culture, music and food found in the towns and villages along the way, climb the most breathtaking heights and experience a landscape that revives the soul. The dramatic Kerry to Cork section of the Wild Atlantic Way provides the perfect backdrop to the end of your Atlantic adventure.
The rugged, remote Beara Peninsula of Co Cork is a stunning sight, with views of mussel rafts and seal colonies of Kenmare.
From Dursey Island to Mizen Head – Ireland’s most southern point – and then on to the Old Head of Kinsale, this stretch of the road should be enjoyed at leisure.
Start your Wild Atlantic Way adventure in Cork, at the Carrigaline Court Hotel!
Places of Interest close to the Carrigaline Court Hotel
Kinsale in County Cork is one of the most picturesque resorts on the southwest coast of Ireland. Famous for its harbour, Kinsale is an ideal place for yachting, Dolphin watching trips sea angling and golf.
Kinsale town is positioned between the hills and the rugged shoreline, a maze of narrow streets, never far from the water and little changed in many hundreds of years. There are also buildings of another age with historical links to the French, Spanish, British and Americans!
The distance between the Carrigaline Court Hotel and Kinsale is 19km!
Crosshaven is a village in South County Cork near the mouth of Cork Harbour, some 23 km south of Cork City, 18 km from Cork Airport and just 8.3km from the Carrigaline Court Hotel.
Crosshaven is best known nationally and internationally, as a major sailing and angling centre. Crosshaven boasts a long and colourful seafaring and boatbuilding tradition. Its history is in keeping with its picturesque setting on the Owenabue estuary within Cork Harbour.
On a visit to Crosshaven, you can take a beautiful walk to enjoy the mixture of views of land, river and sea. Here one can enjoy scenic walks, leisurely days fishing, a choice of sports most popular during the summer months. Crosshaven is sure to have something for all the family.
Things to do in West Cork
A trip to Cork is not complete unless you visit West Cork! West Cork is one of the most scenic regions in Ireland, from Mizen Head to Cape Clear, it’s no wonder that West Cork is called ‘A Place Apart’.
To find out more, visit our West Cork Page
For inspiration on things to do in Cork, visit our Breaks Page