Mizen Head and Barleycove Beach, Crookhaven, Co Cork, Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: February 15, 2016
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Cork
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Mizen Head is situated in the south west of Ireland in Co Cork and noted for its dramatic cliff scenery. Here is a lighthouse which is now automated and is a Maritime Museum and Heritage Attraction. It is a must-see with its spectacular location on high cliffs with swirling Atlantic Ocean tides. From the Car park and Visitor Centre, the Signal Station is a ten minute walk along the path, down the 99 steps and across the Arched Bridge, the Mizen is famous for its wildflowers and sightings of wildlife, dolphins, whales, seals, gannets, kittiwakes, choughs – the bird migration north-south flight path is just a mile off shore.

Barleycove Beach is on the Mizen Head peninsula and an ideal place for a family day out with its crystal clear water and safe bathing.

1. Mizen Head and Barleycove Beach, Crookhaven, Co Cork, Ireland

Altitude: 100 m