Baltimore Beacon
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,838 contributions
    Incredible Views
    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.
    Visited July 2021
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 July 2021
  • Andre H
    Cape Town, South Africa416 contributions
    Off the beaten track but views are worth it
    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
    Visited April 2022
    Written 4 May 2022
  • Jacqueline R
    598 contributions
    Incredible views
    The Beacon is well worth a visit. You can drive to within a few 100mts of it or stroll up from the town. There are a number of little paths up the steep grassy bank and you do need to be careful. Not for someone unsteady on their feet. The Beacon stands out proudly against the sky and the 360 degree views are quite simply magnificent.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
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Patricia R
4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Great view if you don't mind a very short 5 minute steep climb up the hill, you can drive up most of the way. The Sherkin island lighthouse is visible across from the beacon.
Written 14 September 2023
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Jane R
10 contributions
Jul 2023
A 25 minute walk up a gentle hill to the end of the road then a slightly stiffer walk over the cliff top to the beacon. Beware of the winds - it is very exposed up there. Find a sheltered spot and enjoy the stunning views over the seas to the south. There are no facilities there - just the views.
Written 19 July 2023
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Jacqueline R
Cork, Cork, Ireland598 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
The Beacon is well worth a visit. You can drive to within a few 100mts of it or stroll up from the town.

There are a number of little paths up the steep grassy bank and you do need to be careful. Not for someone unsteady on their feet.

The Beacon stands out proudly against the sky and the 360 degree views are quite simply magnificent.
Written 18 July 2023
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sgs67
Co Kildare130 contributions
Jul 2023
We walked out here from the middle of the town and it was worth it. The views are simply spectacular. Highly recommend the pretty walk and the Beacon
Written 15 July 2023
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Colin Park
Macclesfield, UK96 contributions
Jun 2023
I decided to walk to this location from Baltimore. Its just a twenty minute walk along the lane but you can drive to within 100 metres of it. From the end of the lane accessing the monumnet is up a steep grassy bank. There are paths but care should be taken. At the site there are unprotecyed sheer cliffs into the sea so strict care should be taken with younger chidlren. Given the right conditions this can be a intersting spot. It was unfortunate that I visited on a murky, wet day.
Written 1 July 2023
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L1llian
Barcelona, Spain275 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Tower at the entrance of the harbour in Baltimore. You can get there following the road and a path on the side of the hill. Spectacular views of the Atlantic coast and Sherkin Island, it’s opposite its lighthouse. Careful if it’s a windy day!
Written 19 August 2022
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Quentin L
Bedfordshire, UK221 contributions
Jul 2022 • 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
2 contributions
Jun 2022
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 Africa416 contributions
Apr 2022
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, Ireland24 contributions
Apr 2022
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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