Barley Cove Blue Flag beach is a stunning sandy beach situated between two headlands on the Mizen Peninsula in West Cork and comprises an extensive dune system. There is an interesting floating bridge in place to manage visitor access and reduce impact on natural surroundings. Barleycove is a proposed Special Area of Conversation and Natural Heritage Area. This beach is lifeguarded on weekends during the bathing season (lifeguard times are displayed on the information noticeboard at the beach). Barleycove beach is quite remote. See the map and get sat nav directions below.