I  am so happy to be close to some of the best beaches around Cork, although I am not big on cleaning sand out from everywhere I get over it as the beaches and the coast is what I missed most about Cork when I lived in London.  This is obviously just a few beaches I got to recently in East Cork but I will add more in the near future.

Inch Strand, East Cork

I love this spot even though it is not that easy to get a buggy onto it.  Beautiful stretch of beach and rock pools.  Love it for a run around with the girls and has a surf school there for older kids and adults if it takes your fancy.


Garryvoe Beach

Garryvoe is great for a walk with the buggy on the promenade if the tide is in or you don’t want to get sandy.  Lovely little playground next to the promenade also and if you are peckish pop into Garryvoe hotel across the road for coffee and a scone or a bit of lunch!


Ardnahinch, Shanagarry

I have no good pictures that does this beach justice so it is a work in progress.    This beach actually joins up to Garryvoe beach if the tide is out.  It looks out over Ballycotton  lighthouse.  I have to add the Lighthouse Tours to my ToDo List! You can roll a buggy down to this beach as it has a ramp.

Ballynamona, Ballycotton

This beach also looks out over Ballycotton lighthouse.  It is great for buggy walk but the buggy has to be carried over the initial sandy verge.  Fabulous long stretch of a beach.