Outdoor Experiences To Enjoy In Cork While Social Distancing

Getting out and about is very important during these unusual times.  Whether you are working from home or just bored of being at home and looking at the same four walls, then we have some great ideas for socially distanced experiences to enjoy.  Here is a great list of places you could visit to get some much needed fresh-air and time outside of the house, but more specifically in the Rebel County of Cork:

Fota Gardens

Fota Gardens is located on Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, located about 16 kilometres from Cork City.  Their arboretum is internationally recognised and there is also a 19th Century estate located at the centre of the garden which houses the Bakestone Café so you can get a takeaway coffee while you go for a stroll through Fota’s beautiful gardens.

Barleycove Beach

Barleycove beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in County Cork and is located between the headlands of the Mizen Peninsula in West Cork.  The beach is great for surfing, swimming or if you just want to simply go for a walk or get some fresh air before you go to your next destination…. Mizen Head.

Mizen Head

Mizen Head is Ireland’s most south westerly point, and as you would guess,  yes Mizen Head is located in West Cork.  A full visit to Mizen head takes about 2 hours with absolutely stunning views on offer.  There is also a café and a gift shop located here to remember the trip.

Ballycotton Cliff Walk

The Ballycotton Cliff Walk is a 4.6 mile trail located in the beautiful Ballycotton in East Cork.  It offers breathtaking views like no other.  The walk might be slightly too long for some people but trust us the time flies.  The walk ends at the gorgeous Ballyandreen beach which is perfect for a picnic to end your walk.

Fitzgerald’s Park

This one is for the city dwellers.  Fitzgerald’s Park is located in Cork City Centre on the Mardyke.  The perfect place to go and just chill out.  Just a short distance from the UCC campus this beautiful park is open to the public and is perfect for social distancing. 

Old Head of Kinsale

Old Head of Kinsale is one of the most scenic places in the whole of Ireland nevermind Cork.  Start your 10 kilometre walk at the car park, to Garrettstown beach.  The walk will take you approximately 3 hours.  It might sound like a lot but if you are in the mood for a walk then look no further than the Old Head of Kinsale.  We promise you won’t regret going to this gorgeous location.

*Please bear in mind the latest COVID – 19 restrictions when considering these suggestions. Please visit www.gov.ie for the most up-to-date guidelines.

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