Inchydoney Beach

The West Cork Coast

Inchydoney, signposted 5km south of Clonakilty, has two gorgeous golden strands either side of a rocky peninsula set on a scenic inlet. You can rent surfboards on the beach (€15 for two hours).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby The West Cork Coast attractions

1. West Cork Model Railway Village

1.88 MILES

You can’t help but smile at the West Cork Model Railway Village. It features a vast outdoor recreation of the West Cork Railway as it was during the 1940s…

2. Clonakilty Distillery

2.06 MILES

The state-of-the-art Clonakilty Distillery opened its doors to the public in 2019, producing triple-distilled single pot still Irish whiskey made with…

3. Clonakilty Museum


The Clonakilty Museum has some memorabilia, including Michael Collins’ weapons and uniform. The museum is run on a voluntary basis; contact the tourist…

4. Michael Collins Centre

3.73 MILES

A visit to the Michael Collins Centre is an excellent way to make sense of his life and the times in which he lived. A tour reveals photos, letters and a…

5. Drombeg Stone Circle

9.95 MILES

On an exposed hillside, with fields falling away towards the coast and cattle lowing in the distance, the Drombeg stone circle is superbly atmospheric…

7. St Multose Church

16.32 MILES

This is one of the country's oldest Church of Ireland churches, built around 1190 by the Normans on the site of a 6th-century church. Not much of the…

8. Courthouse & Regional Museum

16.38 MILES

Based in the 17th-century courthouse that was used for the inquest into the sinking of the Lusitania, this eclectic museum contains local curiosities as…