Holidaymakers looking for a fun filled vacation in Southern Ireland should pay a visit to the charming Dunmanus Bay. Located in the south western part of County Cork, this area offers many exciting things for holidaymakers to do and see. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs and cottages.
Visitors to Dunmanus Bay will find plenty of things to do in and around the area including watersports such as fishing, diving, sailing and wind surfing. There are beaches just a few kilometres away for holidaymakers to relax on and take a swim in the sea. This area has some wonderful scenery with pretty country lanes ideal for hiking, cycling and horse riding along. Golf is very popular in Ireland with many 18-hole courses around the country including one in nearby Bantry. Near to Dunmanus Bay there are some good pubs, cafes and restaurants with a variety of cuisine ranging from traditional Irish fare to fast food. Self catering holidaymakers will find shops selling provisions as well as gifts and souvenirs.
Visitors to Dunmanus Bay will find many interesting places to visit in and around the area. On the eastern shore of the bay are the ruins of Dunmanus Castle, whilst a little further south Dunlough Castle overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Ferry trips take tourists to the islands of Cape Clear, Sherkin and Hare Island. Numerous other interesting places in County Cork can easily be reached from Dunmanus Bay such as Bantry House and Gardens, Glebe Gardens and Fota House and Gardens. The wonderful old sites of Blarney Castle and Blackrock Castle are well worth a visit too. Holidaymakers might like to pay a visit to the city of Cork, which is less than two hours drive away and has two cathedrals, museums, galleries and an opera house amongst many other fabulous 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.
Dunmanus Bay is approximately an hour and 40 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.