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Barleycove Beach

Schull, Ireland
+353 28 71766
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Enjoying the countryside

Great unspoilt coastal location. Never too crowded or noisy. Easy parking and plenty of space to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tom O
via mobile
If in West Cork this is a must see/go to beach

Since being a child, Barley cove has been a regular pilgrimage.a fabulous beach and surfing area... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
rory j
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cork
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“beautiful beach” (27 reviews)
“mizen head” (17 reviews)
“west cork” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
Schull, Ireland
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+353 28 71766
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"beautiful beach"
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"mizen head"
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"west cork"
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"parking facilities"
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"perfect area"
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"barley cove"
in 8 reviews
"soft sand"
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"sand dunes"
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"shallow water"
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"blue flag"
in 4 reviews
"short walk from the car park"
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"safe beach"
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"sunny day"
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"floating walkway"
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"nicest beaches"
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"waves"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great unspoilt coastal location. Never too crowded or noisy. Easy parking and plenty of space to get away from it all.

Thank Tom O
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Since being a child, Barley cove has been a regular pilgrimage.a fabulous beach and surfing area with dramatic views over the Wild Atlantic Ocean. The beach itself can be accessed by a floating pontoon walkway and has great sand dunes to play and get lost...More

Thank rory j
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We've stopped by when coming back from Mizen Head station. Lovely place with a great view onto the dunes and the ocean. Unfortunately it was September and cold weather. Nevertheless a perfect place. Also providing connections to other parts of the bay and having a...More

Thank Matthias H
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent for couples and family . Stunning place , safe with lifeguards . Beautiful sand . Short walk from car park to beach .

Thank Kate T
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful stunning beach. Fairly easy access across a boardwalk though not ideal for pushchair or wheelchairs . Good parking facilities. Well worth a visit also continuing on to Mizen Head signal station.

Thank jazzannian
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Beautiful beach, very safe for supervised children and helpful life guards always present. Lovely dunes at back of beach. Excellent restaurant close by in Crookhaven if in need of lunch and a drink

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

A little bit heaven in west cork. A beautiful sandy beach backed by dunes. A must visit if you are in the area.

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Calm waters. Soft sand. Spectacular views. This beach is perfect for kids and surfers alike. Even the walk down over the dunes is fantastic

Thank David H
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We rate this as one of the nicest beaches in the country. There are lifeguards on duty who were very friendly, helpful and they clearly took their job seriously. On the day we were there a guy was arguing with them that the flags (the...More

Thank CMA-irl
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Super clean beach! Good car park for busy summer days. Toilets in good condition considering location. Lifeguards keeping watch and super important blue flag flying high!

Thank Aoife O
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Eugene O
16 June 2017|
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Response from Colm F | Reviewed this property |
Barleycove is not accessible. There are not many accessible beaches in this part of West Cork but the best bet option might be Ballyrisode since the beach is more or less at the same level as the road but parking in that... More
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Steven F
2 April 2017|
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Response from frankie008 | Reviewed this property |
Sullian,s pub would put you in a right direction
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Sally W
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Response from amildinhall | Reviewed this property |
We visited Barley Cove in early June and don't recall seeing any 'dog' restrictions. Its easily the best beach in the area and well worth a visit.
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