Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Inchydoney Beach, Cork, Ireland

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County Cork is situated in the South-West Region of Ireland and it is the largest of all Irish counties. The climate here, like the rest of Ireland, is classified as a maritime climate, usually with cool summers, mild winters and abundant rainfall. Cork enchants visitors with its beautiful landscapes, historic towns and magnificent coastline. In addition, it provides with a number of sporting and leisure activities to perform and remember forever.

There is no doubt that, Inchydoney is one of the most beautiful beaches in West Cork. With vast expanses of golden sand and excellent sea breeze conditions, this site is popular for a number of water-sports, including kite-surfing. The blue flag beach is a sheltered beach break that works better at low tide. The optimum wind direction is from the south, southeast and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.

In addition, the swell sizes start from 1 m/3 ft and hold up to 2 m/6 ft. The location accommodates both novices and experienced kite-surfers, who can enjoy freestyle and wave kite surfing. In summer, the wind blows offshore at 24%, in autumn the wind blows at 20%, in winter at 21% and in spring at 24%.

Keep in mind that, Inchydoney beach can get really crowded with bathers, surfers and other kite-surfers. Finally, the spot offers good facilities and amenities, including toilets, car parking and lifeguards, especially during summer months. Note: be careful of rips.

How to Get to Destination

55.9km/34.8mi 56mins
Head east on Dyke Parade/N22 for Mardyke Street / Sráid Na Muirdíge. Turn right at the Mardyke Street / Sráid Na Muirdíge. Turn right onto Western Road/N22. Continue to follow the N22. Slight left at Victoria Cross/N71. Continue to follow the N71. Go through one roundabout. At the roundabout Sarsfield Road Roundabout / Timpeall Bhóthar an tSáirséalaigh, take the 3rd exit at South Ring Road/N40/N71. Continue to follow the N40/N71. At the roundabout Bandon Road Roundabout / Timpeallán Bhóthar Dhroichead na Bandan, take the 1st exit at Waterfall Road/N71. Continue to follow the N71. Slight left to stay on N71. Go through two roundabouts. Turn left into St. Finbarr's Place/N71. Continue to follow the N71. Go through two roundabouts. Turn left (1.9 km). Turn left. Turn right (2.1 km). Turn right.
Cork Airport,
52.8km/32.8mi 53mins

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