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Quentin L
Bedfordshire, UK198 contributions
Couples
We stayed in a cottage in Lough Ine, Baltimore for a week and decided to walk to the Beacon. Whilst it is rather steep, you are rewarded by amazing views. Baltimore is a lovely seaside resort. I would recommend to anyone as a holiday destination or location to discover the south western coast of Ireland.
Written 8 August 2022
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helen B
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lovely fresh air and delightful, gracious and good company amongst the people in the hills There was no litter and the tidy towns committee members were working hard
Written 1 July 2022
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Andre H
Cape Town, South Africa353 contributions
We enjoyed a nice drive through Baltimore to get to the Beacon & as mentioned in many other reviews its all about the views at the entrance of the harbour . You pretty high up so wise not to go to close to the edge.

A great place to enjoy a picnic & the sunset as you have great views over Cape Clare & Sherkin Islands.

Its 33km from Schull & 13km from Skibbereen , a nice road trip & visit Lough Hyne along the way. The entire route is very scenic

You can also walk along the cliffs if you up to it , a bit uneven so wear good hiking/walking shoes
Written 4 May 2022
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Ken B
Cork, Ireland23 contributions
Stunning views but really not for kids. We brought our three boys up there 7,7,8 and it was uncomfortably dangerous in my view.
Written 13 April 2022
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R G
Dublin, Ireland941 contributions
Forget Galway Bay watch the sunset with Sherkin Island and Cape Clare in the foreground. A pleasant walk from the car park to the large salt cellar.
Written 24 November 2021
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ChrisCastillion
Hampshire, UK91 contributions
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, Ireland8,552 contributions
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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
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, Ireland186 contributions
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, Ireland98 contributions
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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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