17 Photos That Show Off West Cork's True Beauty

Get packing - there's plenty to explore!


The one thing that's said to us a lot is that there is probably too much emphasis put on Ireland's capital, Dublin when it comes to tourism. And because of this, amazing places like Cork can often be overshadowed. And it's not just Cork city that's amazing - their hidden gem is the west of the county also known as West Cork... it's magical and probably one of the most Instagrammable places in Ireland. West Cork is bursting with history and heritage. So we've gathered 17 incredible photos that will make you want to pack up your bags and go visit this treasure in the Emerald Isle!

Absorb the stunning sea views

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Appreciate the colourful seaside towns

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Take a day trip to Garnish Island and breathe in the fresh Irish air

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Enjoy the lapping of the water out in Nohoval Cove

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Go for a dip as the sun sets over Bantry Bay Harbour or frolic in the Bantry House gardens

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Take a stroll under the sitka spruce trees at Gougane Barra

Then visit the adorable Gougane church

Get your thrills right on the cliffs at Mizen Head

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Start your morning with an idyllic sunrise

Capture the turquoise seas at Chimney Cove

Visit the ruins of Franciscan Abbey, Sherkin

And make sure you appreciate the bizarre but beautiful beacon in Baltimore

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Louise Johnston

With experience in the Irish FMCG industry LoJo has previously worked for global brands such as Bacardi and Red Bull. She can be described as a passionate infomaniac with an innate flare for brands, marketing and tech trends.