This sandy beach is situated between two headlands on the Mizen Peninsula in West Cork and comprises an extensive dune system. There is an interesting floating bridge in place to manage visitor access and reduce impact on natural surroundings.Barleycove is a proposed Special Area of Conversation (pSAC) and Natural Heritage Area (pNHA).

Barleycove beach is quite remote. To get there take the N71 from Bantry and then take the R591 south west towards Toormore. At Toormore follow the signs for Goleen (R591). After a few miles you will come to a junction with one road heading for Crookhaven, the other road will take you to Barleycove.

This beach is lifeguarded on weekends during the bathing season. Lifeguard times can be viewed by clicking on the tab above or by checking out the information notice board at the beach.


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