• madamemacintosh

Visiting Inchydoney beach

Updated: Feb 11, 2020

It's true, Ireland is renowned for the craic and for the perfect pints but did you also know it's home to hundreds of stunning beaches?

I recently visited West Cork and stumbled upon Inchydoney beach which is connected to the mainland by two causeways. It's close to Clonakilty town (popular for black pudding) and when I approached the car park which opened up onto an endless stretch of white sand I thought I teleport-ed to Cape Cod.

It takes approximately 1 hr to drive from Cork city and believe me, it's worth it. Not only is the beach mesmerising but the drive alone will have you pulling over for countless photos.

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This beach is a hot spot for tourists so arrive early to claim your space! After you're finished sunning yourself, make sure to book into the award winning spa or unwind in their bar/bistro (Dunes) for a glass of wine, pint of Murphys or bucket of bubbly. PS... their chowder with home baked bread will have you salivating before it arrives to your table.

Inchydoney beach is perfect for the whole family. Miles of endless sand for the kids to run like maniacs but also for your furry friends! It's a doggy dogg world and this piece of heaven would be right up their alley. When the tide is out, it's paradise for those walking junkies as well.

If you're looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city, then I would highly recommend Inchydoney beach. Its cleverly groomed to look inviting to anyone but also encompasses some unruly charm to keep us connected to nature. I've never seem so many variations of the colour green and I keep hoping I'll find that perfect lucky shamrock!

Take the time to explore these little treasures in Ireland. It's easy to forget you're not looking at a Bob Ross painting when you arrive and you won't be disappointed. And don't worry about the rain... we all know that in Ireland if you're not happy with the weather, just wait 5 minutes and see what happens!

MM x


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