Holidaymakers looking to get away for a fun vacation in Southern Ireland should pay a visit to the lovely coastal village of Ballydehob. Located in the south western part of County Cork, Ballydehob offers many things for holidaymakers to do and see. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs and cottages.
There are beaches near to Ballydehob where holidaymakers can relax, enjoy the views and take a swim in the sea. Various watersports can be tried in the Atlantic Ocean off the Ballydehob coast including sea-kayaking, surfing, sailing and fishing. This coastal resort has plenty of fantastic scenic places with tracks and trails ideal for hiking, cycling and horse riding. Golf is very popular with tourists in Ireland and there are numerous 18-hole courses around the county as well as the West Cork Golf Academy in Ballydehob. The village has a few cafes, restaurants and pubs especially in Main Street with a variety of cuisine ranging from traditional Irish fare to takeaways. Self catering holidaymakers will find stores selling food and drink as well as shops selling gifts and souvenirs.
Visitors to Ballydehob will find numerous interesting places to visit in and around the village. In Ballydehob there is the Gurtnagrough Folk Museum, which has artefacts and agricultural tools dating back to the early 18th century. A popular attraction is the Celtic stone circles and tours of these pre Christian sites are available from Ballydehob. Holidaymakers interested in nature and wildlife may like to visit Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve or take a whale watching boat trip. Many other interesting places are open to the public and are easily reached from Ballydehob within County Cork. These include Bantry House and Gardens, Glebe Gardens and Fota House and Gardens. The fabulous Blarney Castle and Blackrock Castle can be found in the county too. The city of Cork is approximately one hour and 40 minutes drive away and has two cathedrals, several museums and galleries and an opera house amongst many other tourist attractions.
The warmest time of the year in this part of Ireland is July and August when the average high temperature is 20 degrees centigrade. Winters are cold with January averaging just a high of 8 degrees centigrade and a low of 2 degrees. December is usually the wettest month of the year with an average of 122mm rainfall, while April and June are normally the driest months with an average 57mm of rainfall in each.
Ballydehob is approximately an hour and 35 minute’s drive from Cork Airport (ORK), where Aer Lingus have flights to various European airports including Amsterdam (AMS), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), Munich (MUC) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG). Ryanair also have flights from Cork going to Dublin (DUB), Liverpool (LPL), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Stansted (STN) and Malaga (AGP). The car rental firms 353, Alamo and National, Avis, Budget, Dooley, Hertz and Thrifty are all represented at the arrivals concourse in the airport.