Inchydony Island, West Cork
Inchydony is one of the most spectacular beaches in West Cork – a wide and wild expanse of sand with plenty of room to swim, surf, walk and play.
This is a very open beach where the wind seems to blow regularly. The sea is often choppy and wavy- good for the many surfers who come here, but not so good if you want a relaxed swim. Still if you like jumping waves, this is the place for you.
One side of the beach has a sign warning you of rip currents and that bathing is prohibited, so steer clear.
If you want to linger here bring your windbreak as there isn’t much shelter. There are steps down to the beach so you will have to carry buggies and we couldn’t see any access for wheelchairs.
Blue Flag beach 2012.
Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months. There are public toilets but they were locked when we were there in June. There is a good sized car park, but this is a very popular spot which gets very busy in summer.
From Cork take the N 71 to Clonakilty. On the bypass round the town watch out for a left turn signposted for Inchydony, which is about a further 4 kilometres.
Ordnance Survey Map No: 89