Drone footage of Baltimore, Co. Cork
Updated: Sep 2, 2019
........Drone footage at the end!
As we come around the final bend and start entering Baltimore, I am reminded why I love living in Ireland. The ocean is the type of blue that looks exotic and can only be found in the South Pacific. The lush grass and other seaside plant life is so green, that you think a leprechaun will pop out and greet you.
As you enter the village, the white sails of the yachts and other boats start appearing over the horizon. The gentle wind hits your face and the fragrance of sweet flowers, buttered garlic mussels and the salty air invites you in for more.
Baltimore is a village in the west of County Cork, Ireland. It is the main ferry port to Sherkin Island, Cape Clear Island and the eastern side of Roaring Water Bay. It's also the west of Cork's best kept secret! It takes approx 2 hours to drive from Cork city and the final stop on the Wild Atlantic Way route.
We parked our vehicle at the base of the village as we wanted to visit the Baltimore Beacon. It's not a lighthouse and it's also not a tower... the white beacon (also known as Lot's wife) was erected in 1849 and is the most notable landmark in the area. The views are spectacular and if you're lucky enough to have the sun splitting the stones, you might even need sunscreen!
We headed back into the village to recharge the batteries for some lunch. We stumbled across 'La Jolie Brise' in the heart of the village . Plenty of seats outside the restaurant to enjoy the sunshine, the buzzing conversations and views of the harbour. Plus, the chips are the best I've had since living in Ireland!
If you're looking for a new adventure and want to see some amazing views, make sure to check out Baltimore, Co. Cork. You won't be disappointed!