The beaches surrounding Clonakilty are some of the most popular in the South Coast of Ireland. Swim, Surf, Picnic or take a walk at Inchydoney Blue Flag Beach.

Children and adults alike enjoy the thrills of learning to surf at West Cork Surf School located on the Beach overlooked by Dunmore House Hotel. Dotted along the coast line are sandy beaches at Duneen, Red Strand, Long Strand, Ownahincha and the Warren to the West, Simons Cove, Nuns Cove, Broadstrand and Courtmacsherry to the East.

Inchydoney Surf School | Atlantic Sea Kayaking

Dunmore House Hotel - Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Clonakilty and the surrounding areas are home to many species of birds and wildlife native to Ireland, making it an ideal location for bird watching holidays.

Dunmore House Hotel - Cycling


What better way than cycling to explore the beautiful scenery of West Cork. Bicycles are available locally for hire at MTM Cycles, 33 Ashe Street, Clonakilty( 023 8833584).

Dunmore House Hotel - Gardens


The South West of Ireland has a temperate climate and as such is blessed with a vast array of wild flowers, shrubs and trees that can only survive in moderate conditions.