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Cape Clear Island

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Address: Clear Island, Baltimore, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 28 39135

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A great stop off

We stopped off here on our whale watching trip. Would like to go back to explore the island further.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off here on our whale watching trip. Would like to go back to explore the island further.

Thank Kenneth o
Talybont, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Great views, nice atmosphere, friendly inhabitants who speak Gaelic & English. Lovely spot for our break off the boat trip.

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

First time on Cape Clear and I had heard great things about it. It is quiet and peaceful and walking routes are well marked. It is not an island suitable for anyone with mobility problems as there are a number of steep inclines on the routes. The views are lovely as you're walking and off peak you are unlikely to... More 

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Pacifica, California
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Cape Clear Island gives you a glimpse into unique island life - today and yesterday. Winter offers peaceful strolls on rolling Irish country roads. But bring your warm raincoat, and also check out the Heritage Museum.

Thank courtk123
Poole, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Took the ferry over on a wet and bouncy day and wasn't sure if I was going to regret it! Fortunately the sun came out and it turned into a pleasant day. Not exactly much to do this time of year - by the time we had the guided tour and walked one of the signposted routes (which got very... More 

Thank Stephen C
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

As a solo traveller to Baltimore, I booked a place on a group trip to Cape Clear, for an event in the Taste of West Cork festival, and what a great decision that was! Weather was kind. Met a great bunch of people. Loved the ferry trip. Coffee on the pier at Sean Rua's when we landed. Fab historical guided... More 

Thank KatieDL
Cork, Ireland
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Island is a boat accessible only. You will be sailing approximately 20 minutes. The views from the Island are very nice. The natural walks paths are easily accessible. This is suitable for all who are able to walk. It would be difficult for the wheelchair users as you need to sail in a quite small vessel. There is a... More 

Thank Katarzyna39
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

It felt like an adventure to get the ferry to the most southern island in Ireland. Very good food at the quayside restaurant and Cotters Bar not bad either. Fabulous views and seals in the bays.

Thank ginnyharris10
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful day on the island. We took the 10:30 ferry from Baltimore, saw a whale on the way, and took a gorgeous hike on the island (marked in red). 'Had a nice lunch and returned on the 4:00 ferry.

Thank Elizabeth A
Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This was a relaxing island that felt like the true Ireland. The fishing was great, very mountainous, food was fantastic, the ferry is even a fantastic ride. Mara farm is a don't miss too!

Thank my2ndact

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