Sailing in Baltimore, Cork, Ireland

Best Periods:
Spring and Summer
Skill Level:
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 beautiful, 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. There is no doubt that Baltimore is home of sailing. The natural harbour is a safe anchorage for numerous boats and yachts. But, the real pleasure of sailing in Baltimore is to visit the magnificent sea coves and some of the many wonderful islands.

In addition, the location hosts several options of training schools, providing courses and lessons for novice sailors, who want to enjoy the beauty of the southwest coast from the sea. Some schools offer the opportunity for people with disabilities to enjoy a sailing ride.

Water temperature ranges from 7°C/45°F in winter to a maximum of 15°C/59°F in summer and early autumn months. Keep in mind that, you can get involved as much as you like, you can help sail the boat or hire a captain. Last but not least, the ideal periods are in spring and summer.

How to Get to Destination

95.5km/59.4mi 1h 31mins
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. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on N71. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit to Bóthar Chorcaí / Cork Road. Continue towards an tSráid Thuaidh / North Street. Continue towards an tSráid Mhór / Main Street/R595. Continue to follow the R595. Go through one roundabout. Continue to Village Moorings. Turn right.
Cork Airport,
92.4km/57.5mi 1h mins drive

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