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ChrisCastillion
Hampshire, UK87 contributions
Gorgeous white beacon
Jun 2021 • Couples
Stunning place, get there to see the sunset you won’t be diss appointed. Tough climb up if you are unsteady on the feet.

A lovely thing to see stuck out on the headland with great views towards sherkin island
Written 2 August 2021
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,319 contributions
Incredible Views
Jul 2021 • Solo
The views from the Baltimorev Beacon are just unbelievable and just cannot be missed.
It's a half hour walk out from Baltimore along a picturesquer oad. You can drive out to the car park and hike up from there but it makes for a lovely walk either.
The Beacon is so distinctive in itself, psinted brilliantly white and perched atop a promontory overlooking Baltimore Garbour and Sherkin Island. It was built to distinguish the harbour from others do sailors could navigate.
The views are mesmeric, one of the highlights of my trip to West Cork. I had glorious weather so ended up staying for close on 3 hours! So peaceful and fresh, you can walk along the cliff tops around the adjoing bay. A deeply serene and majestic place.
Written 7 July 2021
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FoxWynne
County Cork, Ireland210 contributions
There's another path if you have difficulty climbing!
Sep 2020
Interestingly, the Baltimore Beacon replaced an earlier signal to mariners that was universally considered useless. The current structure is in response to a petition by the local fisherman who needed a more suitable aid to guide them home.

A pleasant and easy walk, the beacon is about 20 minutes from Baltimore, and offers a beautiful vista from the Baltimore Sound to Kedge Island. If you happen to be in Baltimore, and want a lovely view, you can't do much better than the Beacon. Don't be tempted to drive - you'll miss out on the exceptional views on the way up!

I have to disagree with the minority of reviewers who complain about the last stretch of the walk (from the car park) - if you're able-bodied and not wearing heels, you should have no problem with it. Choose between the tiny clamber from the carpark itself (it's about half a dozen 45-degree steps), or hopping over the very low wall back along the road a little, which offers a gradually-sloped well-worn path.

As always in Ireland, use a little common sense and stay well back from the cliffs!
Written 1 June 2021
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DvrDawg
Cork, Ireland168 contributions
Great View - Steep Climb - Can be Muddy - High Winds
Apr 2021
This is a cool location to visit. The Beacon was built to mark the entrance to the Baltimore Harbor. The views are great. The few watchouts for this visit - the hike is shore - no more than a few hundred meters to the beacon from the parking area. However, some of that hike is at a slope of about 45 degrees - it is a bit of a vertical hike. Also, you need to have proper shoes to climb - the area right at the start (near the parking area/fence) is usually very wet and there is quite a bit of mud -so, don't where those new shoes. Finally, there is no safety fence on the edge of the cliffs. The cliffs are probably 100 feet high, give or take. The wind can be pretty strong - so, watch young kids and be careful with small pets.
Written 20 May 2021
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Sligomammy
County Sligo, Ireland91 contributions
Staycation
Oct 2020 • Couples
Our waitress on monday night said it was a 10 minute walk. Not sure from where but well worth the trek. The last bit does require scaling walls and sides of a hill so you need sensible shoes but the view was amazing. Wish I had binoculars to see the sea caves of Sherkin Island and further afield better. Some sheer cliffs so not for those scared of heights. Still can't believe it is as tall as it is wide
Written 1 October 2020
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GavinLynam
Dublin, Ireland607 contributions
Must see
Sep 2020 • Couples
Class views of the coastline and the beacon is so unique! Worth the short walk, just watch out for high winds
Written 27 September 2020
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John C
Cahir, Ireland32 contributions
Morning stop
Sep 2020 • Solo
What a beautiful and scenic spot. It was a pity about some plastic bottles( small few) which are now disposed of) people left around the day before. Can never understand why people are so lazy not to take them with them. Maybe a bin at the car park might help but that's a big might.
Written 15 September 2020
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Tr8velbug
Lisburn, UK541 contributions
Beautiful spot
Aug 2020 • Family
We stopped by here for a picnic and what beautiful scenery there is all around Baltimore. The Becon was stunning against all of the pretty heather and we had a sunny day and was lovely watching the boats
Written 11 September 2020
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saeb38
Greystones, Ireland1,525 contributions
Nice walk.
Sep 2020 • Couples
Good walk to end of spit. Beacon stands on tall shear cliff. Steep slippy walk to top. Worth a visit but don’t go specially.
Written 9 September 2020
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En_croute
London, UK16 contributions
Worth the climb
Feb 2020
Did this just before sunset - in February. Really needed better boots AND gloves - but made it anyway. Stunning scenery. Well worth the effort.
Written 5 March 2020
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