The small town of Castletownbere is situated in the county of Cork, in the south-western part of the country of Ireland. A Castletownbere holiday is a favourite for many different types of travellers as it can be as active or as laid-back as you want it to be. A Castletownbere holiday rental cottage makes the ideal, comfortable base in which to lay your head after a busy day sightseeing or activity in the Great Outdoors.
A Castletownbere holiday is the perfect choice for those who love The Great Outdoors, in particular those who love the sea! There are plenty of opportunities to indulge in several water sports whilst staying in the town including sea kayaking, scuba diving, sea angling, sailing and windsurfing. Other activities available in the town are the likes of walking, hiking, cycling, horse riding, tennis, swimming and golf. Those on a peaceful break will enjoy the somewhat serene nature of the town and can spend their days strolling around the town’s beautiful Church of The Sacred Heart.
If you feel the need to travel further afield than your comfortable Castletownbere holiday rental cottage then it is worth taking a boat to the wonderful Bear Island, off of the south coast in Bantry Bay. The island receives a lot of visitors each year as it has some spectacular sea views and is home to many archeologically significant sites. These include standing stones, tombs, Martello towers and military fortifications. There are also boat trips from the island out to sea where visitors may be able to catch a glimpse of Orcas, seals or dolphins.
If you are undecided about whether to book a marvellous Castletownbere holiday rental cottage or not, then the fact that the town experiences a mild Oceanic climate with mild temperatures throughout most of the year may be enough to sway your decision. Generally speaking, the warmest months of the year to have a Castletownbere holiday are July and August when temperatures can reach a maximum of 18 degrees Celsius. The cooler months of December, January and February still offer up maximum temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius during the daytime but can reach as low as 5 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall amount for the town is quite high at 44 inches, with the majority of rainfall occurring during the winter months.
Starting out on a Castletownbere holiday is relatively easy as travellers can fly into Cork International Airport (ORK) which is approximately 2 hours away from the town. There are several large airlines that offer frequent, affordable flights to Cork including Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Air Southwest and Jet2.com. Passengers can leave the UK from numerous airports including Gatwick (LGW), Newquay (NQY), Liverpool (LPL), Newcastle(NCL) and Heathrow (LHR).