Sherkin North Shore
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#1 of 1 guest house in Sherkin Island
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Mrs_Pud1 wrote a review Jun 2021
Ireland
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were met on arrival by a man whose name I do not know and who was not the most welcoming, he didn't really know if our tent was ready (this was 6pm) and seemed annoyed by that fact. He handed me a bag on arrival to take all our rubbish away with us although there are 2 bins in the camp kitchen. We also met a lovely lady who was very friendly and eventually Daniel who was also very helpful.

We stayed here for one night in a couple's bell tent. The tent was facing right on to the water which was lovely to wake up to in the morning. There is a bed and a couch in the tent. The bed wasn't very comfortable as the mattress was quite thin and there were several boards underneath which you could feel, but it was fine for one night.

You are not allowed to bring any food into the tent as we were informed there was a fox around which would try to get into your tent at night if you left food in there.

There was a camp kitchen which was mostly clean which you could cook in and leave your food in during your stay, there was also 3 toilets (one of which was blocked during our stay) and 3 showers within the same building.

This was nice experience for one night but has the potential to be so much more.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Miryam wrote a review Aug 2021
Cork, Ireland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was great for us as a bunch of friends in their 20s looking to explore the island and camp cheap (we brought our own tent) and near a private beach.

A kitchen/ living space for guests was unreal - meant we could just sleep In our tents and eat meals and play cards in the living space.

Advice to campers: Hospitality wise the place was basic. I wouldn’t tell my parents to go there - you really have to fend for yourself. The kitchen is great so bring your own food and plan to make your own breakfast . Think scruffy hostel camping not b&b.

Best advice: Breakfast at the campsite costs the same as one persons fee to camp! It was 30 mins late and so reluctant . Staff seemed annoyed that we were eating there even though we’d booked it and also seated other guests at the end of our table. Then they asked could we pass our bowls of fruit and yogurt to these other guests. That’s weird for a free breakfast but for €12.50 and during covid it was bizarre. And worst we had our own food in the Living space kitchen! Could’ve had the same breakfast (pancakes, a reheated sausage, communal fruit salad, and yogurt) for free. Oops.

So stay there for the views and the location and the basics but come with everything youlll need don’t ask for anything while you’re there and don’t expect to be treated like a guest! Also be prepared for some rude/eccentric/narky interactions from staff. Then you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful location and basic amenities.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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RitaOD222 wrote a review Oct 2021
County Meath, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed with a group of 12. The chalets were spotless, very comfortable and the food, all local, prepared by Mike and Kathy was a rare treat, utterly delicious and would rival any gourmet restaurant. We were made so welcome, this is a real home from home. The setting is divine, a silvery sandy beach at the bottom of the field, and lovely walks, if you can tear yourself away from the view.. This is a slice of heaven. If I ever move, it'll be to here!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mumfive wrote a review Jul 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited last week. The very rude man that owns this place should NOT be dealing with the public! His poor wife and son were trying their best but the older man is a liability. The 'hand sanitiser' was diluted bleach, I was served first while my husband and children waited and waited. I was finished before they got their food. I had an uninterrupted view of the 'kitchen' which is in fact a table in the same room. The older man was preparing the food. He put mayonnaise on a sandwich and used his finger to wipe the knife, which he then licked!🤮 He used the same knife to slice cheese and complete the sandwich. No masks,no gloves.It was also overpriced, but I would be happy to pay it in these tough economic times as businesses try to get back into action. I hate to give a business a bad review, but that man should not be serving the public. He snapped at a customer who asked for water and pointed to an outside tap on another building. He grabbed the salt off our table to use himself, without even an 'excuse me' as he leaned across my husband's shoulder. I feel sorry for his wife who seemed a nice but long suffering woman. This business could be fantastic with the views etc but it was shabby, dirty, haphazard, disorganised and we felt as if we were an inconvenience. Never again!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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eileenmum wrote a review Jul 2020
Cork, Ireland
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Sherkin Island last week & it was such a disappointment! It’s such a beautiful island but everything was closed ! They should inform of this when you board the ferry. We eventually found Cafe Bruno . We were delighted because we were all hungry. We met an extremely rude man at the door of the cafe who stated we needed to wait outside like the sign said ! Not a good start! A girl then told us what was on the menu & took contact details which was fine as I understand customers need to be contact traced! We were still standing outside so I asked could we go in & she appeared to reluctantly escort us to a table ! We were then offered a spray hand sanitizer. We were sitting down then I believe best practice is to use hand sanitizers before you enter a premises ! No staff were wearing masks even the man preparing food ! It was an open plan cafe so I could see into the kitchen ! We ordered & waited ... soup arrived first for my husband & nothing else! Then at least 20 Minutes passed & no food for the rest of us! My young son was hungry & I had ordered toast but no it hadn’t come ! The staff appeared to be arguing between themselves. I witnessed the older man who was preparing food snap at members of staff on several occasions. Our sandwiches eventually arrived & still no toast. I asked the waitress & she said it was coming but at least 5 mins later I saw her put bread in a toaster... I mean seriously a simple thing like toast took at least 30 mins. My sandwich was of grilled cheese & tomato was full of salt & of very poor quality. It was the strangest cafe I have ever been in . Everyone was so unfriendly apart from an older lady who was the only one who spoke to us! The place was dirty & unkept such a pity because it’s a beautiful setting! Plus it was over priced! Never again.....
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rachael L wrote a review Aug 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Myself and my 3 siblings stayed here for one night. We found the owners to be unwelcoming. When we arrived we were told we were supposed to book dinner that morning if we wanted food however this was not mentioned before. We had a poor sleep as we were in a dorm with 3 staff members all of whom were known to be very loud snorers. The breakfast was very poor and the vegetarian option was pastry and fruit despite it being a wellness centre. When checking out the bill was more than what was agreed before arrival and there was no apology for this or the poor sleeping conditions.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Becky O wrote a review Aug 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for a weekend with a large group of friends and our respective families.We were welcomed and shown around by Cathy and made to feel very welcome. The beds and bedding were super comfortable and the rooms very clean but still homely. Extra towels were provided for our use. The breakfast was amazing. I'm still thinking about it three days later. Fluffy pancakes and fresh fruit salad and very good quality rashers and sausauges. We were looked after when my daughter got stung by a jellyfish in the evening by Cathy's husband, John. The atmosphere in the cafe created by the staff was joyful with great music to accompany our meals. I would stay here anytime. Loved the experience.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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CMH travel wrote a review Aug 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Our Trip to Sherkin was fabulous when it came to the scenery and camping experience for the kids, memories they will hold forever the Silver Strand beach,, Breathtaking! We got a taxi off the ferry from Fergal a lovely Man who brought us to Northshore were we stayed in a bell tent. I have to say I was let down, the bed was clean but the floor was filthy hadnt been cleaned. 75e for the night. The showering facilities and toilets same. The food was also very expensive for what we got I felt but nice. There was 2 adults and 4 kids at our table it was a set menu we got a medium sized chicken, between us potatoes and lovely salad. I got maybe three small pieces of chicken from what was cut once given out. The kids had small dessert and the adults, we paid roughly around 100e for it all. The kids pancakes in morning are delicious but for an adult 15e for breakfast does not get you a full irish. It contained 2 sausages an a rasher which is the norm stated the man giving it out and we also had some fruit salad an yougart. You wouldnt want to be picky as the rashers were microwave defrosted in front me. Personally a bit of a turn off. I had to ask for toast and coffee and the reception I got off the lady wasnt pleasant. Dont be surprised by anything, while eating breakfast a lady came and helped herself to some of our fruit salad and the coffee I just got!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tony Palmer wrote a review Sept 2021
Mallow, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at the North Shore recently while I was doing a two day kayaking one to one skills training with Pat Rogers of H20 Sea Kayaking Sherkin Island. I'd highly recommend staying at this place as the kayaking also operates from here making it very convenient. I travelled solo and felt a very warm welcome from the moment I arrived. Nothing was too much bother and the room was clean, comfortable with a good shower. If I wasn't kayaking then it would still be a good place to just escape from everything and stop the clock, walk, discover lovely beaches and watch the sea. Cathy's Dutch baby pancakes with yogurt and fruit were a first for me and I'd travel all the way back down again just for those! 😋
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: You might have to bring your own food to cook during the day but they have a good kitchen.
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AJSL19 wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay here at Sherkin North Shore, a fantastic location near to beautiful beaches, lovely food and Kathy and Mike were very welcoming. We hope to go back again. Many thanks, Ariane and John
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Matthew O wrote a tip Oct 2023
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Regular ferry, 10min crossing 12E return. Bus waits for you at ferry to take you hotel cost 2.5E. Best book evening meal at accommodation."
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Ciara O wrote a tip May 2023
Dingle, Ireland5 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just avoid it, you can do a lovely day trip to silver strand, the beach and head home again"
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Donna K wrote a tip Aug 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 1 is lovely"
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Tony Palmer wrote a tip Sept 2021
Mallow, Ireland21 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You might have to bring your own food to cook during the day but they have a good kitchen. "
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sherkin North Shore
Which popular attractions are close to Sherkin North Shore?
Nearby attractions include Baltimore Beacon (3.5 km), Cape Clear Island - Cape Clear Ferries (7.0 km), and Sherkin Island (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sherkin North Shore?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free internet access, and outdoor furniture.
What food & drink options are available at Sherkin North Shore?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sherkin North Shore?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casey's of Baltimore, Dede At The Customs House Baltimore, and Bushe's Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Sherkin North Shore?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Abbeystrewry Graveyard (13.1 km).