The charming seaside town of Baltimore can be found in the tranquil location of West Cork, in the Republic of Ireland. In fact, this is one of the most southerly points on the Irish mainland. Your holidays in Baltimore will be spent in one of the most idyllic settings in the whole of Europe: an area that boasts a truly excellent standard of self catering accommodation, be this from cosy apartments and town houses to quaint Irish cottages.
Your holidays in Baltimore will be based on the idea of you letting your hair down and relaxing more than you have ever done before. Baltimore is conveniently located close to the coast and this allows you to participate in all of the usual popular watery pastimes. Angling, sailing and even whale watching are particularly well catered for in this area. You should also find the time to catch a glimpse of the Fort of the Jewels and this is where you will learn plenty about the area’s connection with pirates throughout its long and eventful past. The kids can even play at being modern day pirates as they discover the numerous coves and inlets that were used as smuggling hideaways in days gone by.
If you can bear to leave your cosy cottage in Baltimore for a while, why not book a ferry trip out to one of the Carbery’s Hundred Isles that are strewn throughout this area of Ireland? Regular services operate to and from Heir Island, Cape Clear and Sherkin Island and you can even catch sight of the Fastnet Rock which has become so notorious with sailing over the years. There are plenty of ruined castles just waiting to be explored throughout this region and you may even fancy booking yourself on to a guided walking tour. Head to Mizen Head, which is the Irish equivalent of Lands End and you will be at one of the last spots in Europe before you reach the great expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.
Your holidays in Baltimore will be spent in a temperate climate that is even warmer than the UK mainland. In fact, it very rarely snows in this part of Ireland, if at all! Summer temperatures will be likely to hit the high-teens or early twenties degrees Celsius and even during the winter, the temperatures will average around 10 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is high in this part of Ireland as this coastline is under the direct influence of the Gulf Stream: expect figures approaching 35 inches per year in this part of the world.
To make the most of your holidays in Baltimore, you will be best booking flights to and from Cork Airport (ORK). This is merely a short drive to your comfortable and cosy self catering accommodation in Baltimore. There are a number of airports in the UK that you can leave from and these include Plymouth (PLH), Bristol (BRS), Southampton(SOU) and London Gatwick (LGW). Airlines such as Air Southwest, Aer Lingus, British Airways and Ryan Air all operate to Cork for you.