Kayaking in Baltimore, Cork, Ireland

Minimum Age:
9 Years
Skill Level:
All Kayakers
County Cork is situated in the South-West Region of Ireland and 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 a number of sporting and leisure activities to perform and remember forever.

Baltimore is a picturesque, fishing village that sits on the southwest coast of County Cork. Apart from the stunning, natural surroundings, Baltimore offers a rich variety of maritime activities to locals and visitors. Sea kayaking is very popular here, as the unspoilt coastline of Baltimore suits it perfectly. Kayakers of a reasonable fitness can paddle the clear waters of West Cork, admire the beauty and explore wonderful sea caves and lots of small islands.

Also, expect to see an abundance of marine life, including dolphins, seals, sea birds and even whales, if you are lucky enough. Water temperature ranges from 7°C/45°F in winter to a maximum of 15°C/59°F in summer and early autumn months.

The location hosts a kayak tour center that accommodates both beginners and experts. It should be noted that, all the gear and equipment are provided, so you should only bring your sunscreen and a dry change of clothes. Finally, sea kayaking here is an all year round activity, whether it is summer or winter, depending on the weather.

How to Get to Destination

78.2km/48.6mi, 1h 26mins
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. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on N71. Turn left onto the R597. Turn left. Turn right Bóthar an Teampaill / Church Road. Turn left to Bóthar an Teampaill / Church Road. Turn right at an tSráid Mhór / Main Street. Continue straight Bóthar an Teampaill / Church Road. Turn right.
Cork Airport,
75.1km/46.7 mi 1h 23mins drive

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