West Cork has hundreds of hidden inlets, tiny coves, safe harbours and the Inchydoney blue flag beach. Take a kayak (even at moonlight), enjoy a surfing lesson or a dive or maybe try to do some whale watching! Or simply eat a fresh crab sandwich on the quayside.
Clonakilty's newest family activity centre. Located on the grounds of the Clonakilty Park Hotel, this superb adventure centre offers a host of exciting activities for you to choose from, Aerial Trekking High Ropes Course, Climbing Tower, Power Fan Jump and 100m Zip Line. Tel: +353 (0)8834141, www.clonadventure.ie
Located at the blue flag, Inchydoney beach in Clonakilty, the West Cork Surf School, is the first established Surf School in Cork and are recognised by the Irish Surfing Association (ISA). They run lessons all year round and are open seven days a week throughout the summer. During the winter months they cater for individuals and small/large groups on Saturdays and Sundays and large groups (8+) during the week. Individuals and groups are welcomed, as are all levels, whether beginner or pro. T: +353 (0)86 8695396, https://inchydoneysurfschool.com
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, West Cork's coastline is dotted with deserted islands, ancient castles, sea caves and an abundance of marine life. Atlantic Sea Kayaking offer an unique opportunity to explore this wild and colourful landscape in a nature friendly way. They offer Kayaking in safety and comfort, expert and friendly instructors, quality equipment. All ages and abilities catered for. For the adventurous, we also offer a night time kayak! I.C.U. and Irish Tourist Board Approved. Tel: +353 (0)28 21058, www.atlanticseakayaking.com
A day out at the lagoon activity centre is a fun day for everyone. For July & August, this is home to Ireland's largest floating Water Park with trampolines, slides, monkey bars & climbing walls. You can rent a paddle-boat, row-boat or kayak – they cater for all ages safely. The lagoon is an ideal place to start boating, we will take you through the basics of boating and safety, they will supply life-jackets and have a safety boat on hand at all times. Large groups or late openings can be catered for on request. Tel: +353 (0)87 7462720, www.lagoonactivitycentre.
Observe fin whales, humpback whales, minke whales common dolphins, basking sharks, harbour porpoise, sunfish and other marine wildlife in stunning scenery. Tour boats provide a comfortable and safe way to watch whales, dolphins and other marine life in West Cork, Ireland. To book your trip Tel: +353 (0)87 6381003 or www.atlanticwhaleandwildlifetours.com
Enjoy panoramic views of the picturesque and unspoilt West Cork coastline, including Cape Clear Island, sheer cliffs, lighthouses, signal towers, castles, golden beaches and secluded bays and inlets. Charter trips can also be requested. To book your trip Tel:+353 (0)28 20753 or +353 (0)87 2409761, www.baltimoreseasafari.ie
Begin or end your adventure on the Wild Atlantic Way in West Cork.
High ropes, zip wiring and mini golf