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Sherkin Island

Baltimore Fishing Port, Baltimore, Ireland
+353 28 20181
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Island idyll

A beautiful place on a warm summer day for a long walk to the beautiful beaches. The lack of cars... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Walking tour

Took the ferry over from Baltimore, only 10 minutes to get there, we had a nice cupa and looked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paddy H
Wicklow, Ireland
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Baltimore Fishing Port, Baltimore, Ireland
+353 28 20181
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A beautiful place on a warm summer day for a long walk to the beautiful beaches. The lack of cars such a difference from the mainland bringing peace and quiet and roads you can ramble along on. Sherkin Island is a jewel.

Thank Reamonnt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the ferry over from Baltimore, only 10 minutes to get there, we had a nice cupa and looked across the bay black towards Baltimore bay and Baltimore beacon. We went for a niece walk of the island. Bring wet gear as the weather can...More

Thank Paddy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definately worth a trip for an hour or 2 and stop for food and a drink in the Jolly Roger while you are there :)

Thank debbieo88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from the ferry point to silver strand where we encountered a Breton man making authentic Breton crêpes/galletes and great coffee. From here we walked to the original bar the jolly Roger. The centre of all activity on the island. Great food and drinks...More

Thank Ruaidhr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skerkin Island is a lovely unique place. It's quite small so you can easily walk around the whole island in a few hours. There are several places to have coffees/snacks/lunch. The ferries from Baltimore Harbour are frequent so it's easy to access it.

Thank C_and_H_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sherkin Island is special. From the arrival to the pier and the seeing the old ruins of the abbey to the flora and fauna, stunning snow white sandy beaches, nature and wildlife and above all the beautiful tranquility that exists on an island like this.The...More

Thank Ulysses2012
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Just a short ferry ride from Baltimore to Sherkin, this island is well worth visiting. It is unsuitable for wheelchairs. We went to Silver Strand for the afternoon and had a picnic. Beautiful beach with the Atlantic Ocean pounding on the shore. The island is...More

Thank Anne2hig
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I visit at least once a year since 1978. I like the atmosphere. Difficult to describe. It rejuvenates. 10 minute ferry ride from Baltimore. Baltimore is 1 and a half hours drive from Cork City. Usually I stay on Sherkin for 2 nights. Once I...More

Thank checktwice
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We got the 2 o'clock ferry to sherkin, planning to get the next ferry back at 4 but ended up staying till the last one at 7.15. It was a small lovely island nice walks beautiful views, had some mussels and wine and spend the...More

Thank dcct2520
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I could never tire of this beautiful island. The silver strand beach is a must see on a sunny day. Highly recommended

Thank theneverendingreview
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Melissa E
31 May 2017|
Response from Tienchen79 | Reviewed this property |
Its about every hour in June and you pay 12 Euro per adult return. Check this site for all the information. sherkinisland.eu/ferry Have fun