"And I'll Give You A Home By The Sea" Clonakilty by WhispersWest

Clonakilty Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 45 photos

Flowers Blooming, Crashing Waves, Great Beaches!

Clonakilty is a seaside town in the west of County Cork. You owe it to yourself to slow down and stop for a few days. You will find this to be one of the most beautiful spots. There are beautifully restored old stone buildings which house an electric mix of libraries, pubs, craft shops, delicatessens and all kinds of interesting shopping. In may when everything is in bloom, Clonakilty's flower displays are outstanding.

Clonakilty is known as the beach centre of West Cork. It is the perfect location from which to explore further afield. You have the blue flag beaches of Inchydoney Island to Red Strand, Dunworley and numerous hidden coves from which to choose. There is plenty of safe swimming, surfing, onshore fishing or just relaxing and taking a bit of sun.

The range of accommodation in Clonakilty and the surrounding area is extremely wide and there is something to suit everyone's tastes.

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  • Pros:Quiet, Hospitable, Tidy Town Award (1999), Great scenery
  • In a nutshell:Clonakilty, Journey Back in Time!
  • Last visit to Clonakilty: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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    Mar 28, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Hi Bit, Some nice accommodation tips here, should come in handy.

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