Ballycotton Cliff Walk, Cork

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Traversing meadows and cliffs, Ballycotton Cliff Walk represents one of the area's most scenic hiking routes. The 8 km (5 mi) path stretches from Ballycotton village to Ballyandreen beach, providing walkers with plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife and snap photos of the southern Irish coastline. Take time to read the notice board located in the parking lot to learn about some of the 300 species of birds that can be sighted along the way. The path is not suitable for bikes or strollers due to the many stiles positioned on the route. Using our online itinerary creator, Cork attractions like Ballycotton Cliff Walk can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A really fun hike. Not too challenging and the view were superb. Great place for watching seabirds. Lots of well placed benches. Not as dramatic as the west of Ireland, but easy access from Cork City ...  more »
  • After crossing the village of Ballycotton (narrow road), it is possible to park near the Cliff Walk. Before the beginning of the circuit, nice view of the lighthouse, and a boat that is exposed. The market itself happens on a small trail, which runs along the coast. Not complicated, it can be physical if the different benches located a little lower down. We went at the end (the circuit being a round trip), but the landscape is best!
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  • This is a breath-taking walk. You don't need to be super fit either.. you just need to be steady on your feet and able to make yourself small when passing others as this can get narrow at times. The v...  more »
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  • A perfect walk for good weather. A little bit muddy when it rains. Plan your visit according to the season. May-September might be full of touristic groups.
  • There was nobody here, and we had a picnic on the cliff with the most beautiful views! There are a few fun pubs in the small town as well. It was wonderful to walk along the cliff and to sit in the soft grass and take in the beautiful day. Only about 45 minutes from Cork, this is definitely something worth doing!
  • A nice stroll around the cliff. A small sense of adventure. If you're lucky you may get a glimpse of a whale. Bird watching fans bring your binoculars.
  • Could be called 'Blackberry way' at this time of year, you won't go hungry. Agree with sturdy footwear advice of others and don't forget to hydrate. A rewarding 3 hours.
  • Absolutely love this walk. Every time my husband and I come down for a holiday we do this walk with our cocker spaniel who loves running through the fields and splashing in the sea. It takes us about two and a half hours as we take some back roads which will bring us back into Ballycotton where we go for a well deserved cool drink at the Blackbird and some yummy food from the Field Kitchen 🤗🍤🍻
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