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The friendly fishing village of Ballycotton offers such exhilarating scenery, far from the madding crowd, that County Cork residents have been moved to declare: "It's one of those places you want to keep secret." Only an hour from Cork Airport, Ballycotton stands on a rocky headland jutting into the Atlantic, where the visitor truly reaches the end of the road. From here, one can take invigorating walks along cliff paths in the fresh sea air, 200 feet above the water. The village and harbour are sheltered from the force of the sea by an island topped with a 19th Century lighthouse. The local lifeboat, meanwhile, has carried out many famous rescues. Ballycotton is a centre for deep-sea fishing, and boats with experienced captains are available for hire. This is also an ornithologist's paradise, with many rare species to be found at the village's bird sanctuary, as well as a centre for creative artists and craftspeople. Another attraction is the annual Ballycotton Road Race for runners. The area is known for its clean water and beaches, stretching round the wide sweep of Ballycotton Bay, where all kinds of watersports are undertaken. Golfers can choose from ten nearby courses, and horse- riding is popular too.

Places to Stay near Ballycotton


Warpool Court Hotel (117.05 miles)

Warpool Court Hotel
Situated in its own grounds, overlooking the wild Atlantic with its offshore islands of Skomer and Ramsey, Warpool Court has unrivalled views. Easy walking distance to the Pembrokeshire coastal path and the 'city' centre of ... More
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TYF Eco Hotel (117.61 miles)

TYF Eco Hotel

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Attached to a converted 19th century windmill in rural St. David's, this homely and environmentally conscious hotel is an ideal base for a range of outdoor activities. Situated just off a ... More

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Felindre Cottages (120.85 miles)

Felindre Cottages
The two timber lodges at Felindre are surrounded by farmland in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

It is just five minutes walk through the fields to the Coastal Path and the picturesque fishing ... More | visit website

Quality Cottages (121.47 miles)

Quality Cottages
Wonderful Wales within such a tiny country we have so much squeezed in to see, do and learn. Quality Cottages have for 50 years, been offering both the best of holiday cottages in ... More
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Lochmeyler Farm Guest House (123.45 miles)

Lochmeyler Farm Guest House
A 220 acre working dairy farm in the centre of the St Davids Penninsular. 3 miles from coastal path. Luxury facilities, 5 stars Visitwales, 5 Diamond AA, Visitwales Gold Award. We have 7 en-suite bedrooms, ... More | visit website
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Y-Grisiau-Tri-Deg-Naw (124.56 miles)


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Just yards from an award winning sandy beach with rock pools at low tide, this attractive and very comfortable property is perfect for family holidays. Broad Haven ... More

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Cuffern Manor (126.10 miles)

Cuffern Manor
Jayne and Julian welcome you to stay in their grade 2 Georgian manor house in the heart of Pembrokeshire. A few miles from stunning coastal scenery, you can be assured of a friendly welcome and ... More | visit website
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Firstone Holiday Cottages (126.19 miles)

Firstone Holiday Cottages

Three modern cottages pleasantly situated amidst rolling fields and countryside, central to many attractions.

Sleeps 4-5 comfortably. 10 mins by car to sandy coastline & beaches. Situated in Walwyns Castle, 10 mins from Haverfordwest ... More | visit website

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Welcome Traveller Inn (127.43 miles)

Welcome Traveller Inn
If you come to Pembrokeshire for exhilarating activities or simply to get peace, you can rest assure that your stay at the Welcome Traveller Inn we will provide you with the best relaxation you could ... More | visit website
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Lord Nelson (127.60 miles)

Lord Nelson

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Situated in the heart of the community, the Lord Nelson offers convenient accommodation in a thriving public house.
A short walk from the railway station, this family-friendly pub boasts a selection of ... More

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