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Historic Site in Mizen Head

Mizen Head Signal Station

Completed in 1909 to help warn ships off the rocks, Mizen Head signal station is perched high above crashing waves and contorted sea cliffs on a small island connected to the mainland by a spectacular 45m-high bridg…
Beach in Mizen Head

Barleycove Beach

Vast sand dunes hemmed in by two long bluffs dissolve into the surf, forming West Cork's finest beach. Rarely crowded, it's a great place for youngsters, with gorgeous stretches of golden sand and a safe bathing are…
Pub Food in Crookhaven

Crookhaven Inn

Set discreetly back from the water, this stone cottage of a pub has a scattering of picnic tables outside. The food here is an ambitious take on pub grub; seafood, of course, is supreme. In summer there are trad mus…