Kayaking in Glengarriff, Cork, Ireland

Skill Level:
All Kayakers
Best Wind Direction:
West, Southwest
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.

Bantry Bay is a natural bay that is situated in County Cork. The bay extends approximately 35 km/22 mi from northeast to southwest into the Atlantic Ocean. Glengarriff is a seaside village that nestles in the sheltered Bantry Bay. The spot boasts many local attractions, including the Italian Gardens on Garnish Island and a number of activities to please all sport enthusiasts. Sea kayaking is one of the many things this spot offers.

Explore the spectacular inlets of Glengarriff Harbour and its amazing valleys and discover the beauty of the islands. Water temperature ranges from 7°C/45°F in winter to a maximum of about 15°C/59°F in summer and early autumn months. In addition, the site accommodates both beginners and experienced kayakers of a reasonable fitness. The prevailing winds blow from the west and southwest.

Kayakers can choose to either paddle alone or request for a guided tour. Keep in mind that, all the gear and equipment are provided, so you should only bring your sunscreen and a dry change of clothes. After an exciting performance of the sport, you can relax and have fun in one of the many fine pubs, located in the area.

How to Get to Destination

88.3km/54.9mi, 1h 22mins
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. Go through one roundabout. Continue along N22. Turn left onto the R585. Turn left to stay on R585. Turn right to stay on R585. Open turn right to stay on R585. Continue to R584. Turn right onto the N71. Turn left.
Cork Airport,
91.2km/56.7mi 1h 23mins

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