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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Cork Harbour, Ireland your home away from home

Tourists searching for a fun place to visit by the south coast in Ireland should pay a visit to Cork Harbour. This delightful area in County Cork has many things for holidaymakers to do and see. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs and apartments.

Things to do on holiday to Cork Harbour, Ireland

Cork Harbour offers holidaymakers the opportunity to go fishing either from the pier, beach, estuary or rocks. Visitors can also take a boat trip from the harbour, where various species of fish can be caught such as blue shark, ling, cod, conger eel and mackerel amongst others. Holidaymakers will also find some pleasant beaches nearby, where they can relax or try watersports such as surfing.  Cork Harbour has many interesting and scenic places to see, which are best done by hiking and cycling. Holidaymakers interested in horses can take the short journey to Mallow, the home of Cork racecourse. Golf enthusiasts will find many courses in Ireland including Water Rock Golf Course, which is just 40 minutes from Cork Harbour. There are a few bars, cafes and restaurants near the harbour with a variety of cuisine including local dishes and seafood.  There are stores here for self catering holidaymakers to buy food and drink from. A bigger selection of shops can be found in the city of Cork, which is just 30 minutes away.

Places to visit on holiday to Cork Harbour, Ireland

Cork Harbour has a series of islands, some of which are inhabited. These include Fota Island, which contains a wildlife park as well as Fota House and Gardens, and Spike Island, which used to be a prison island. The museum in the railway at Cobh is well worth a visit. The county has many fantastic old buildings such as Blarney Castle and Blackrock Castle. The city of Cork is just half an hour away and has many interesting places to visit including two cathedrals. The most famous building in Cork is arguably church tower of Shandon, which many regard as the symbol of the city. There are several museums and galleries in the city including The Cork Vision Centre and The Crawford Gallery.

Weather in Cork Harbour, Ireland

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.

Travel to Cork Harbour, Ireland

Cork Airport (ORK) is approximately 50 minutes drive from Cork Harbour. Aer Lingus have flights from Cork 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.

Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #6107053
8
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(24 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #77024
24
Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1893645
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(21 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #1684398
21
Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Bungalow #8061555
6
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1744903
12
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(27 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #77560
27
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(28 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #3668699
28
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #557607vb
13
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(54 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #62090
54
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals House #6824290
3
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(24 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1988660
24
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Townhome #4215595
7
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8046017
6
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6918014
2
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Townhome #3894013
8
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
House #6966970
1
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #8087783
7
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
House #3511777
17
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals House #6824290
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(34 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Condo #58846
34
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1964127
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #1091424
5
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6916978
  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #894883vb
2
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #6492598
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Bungalow #6844662
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #6120316
1
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6917045
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1961417
1
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Townhome #1061403vb
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1969253
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1964152
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #1360877
1
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6020576
1
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6128481
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #6786359
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #6835904
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6917165
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1967776
1
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1995659
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Apartment #1995675
2
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Apartment #4211782
1
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1270281
4
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Apartment #1995660
2
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #4200515
1
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6503120
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1986491
  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1986490
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1986492

Cork Harbour Holiday Cottages & Homes (102)

 

Recent Reviews

Fantastic view

5 of 5
We had a very nice stay, very happy to have found this beautiful apartment with its stunning view. The apartment is very nice, clean and spacious, nice furnished, has everything and its very quite. We did not cook, nor wash, as its a short walk into town, (ca 15 min) either on the road or just in front of the apartments are the steps that lead into the Scilly walk that brings you either into town to many very good restaurants or to Charles Fort and from there going further is a small path, passing a boat yard, through woods, fern, beautiful landscape till the end and you have in front of you the open sea. We loved our stay and would return to the apartment and to Kinsale. The town is very colorful, the people are very nice and friendly, many restaurants and pubs to chose from, very very good food and a very good service. Also there is every hour a Bus into Cork.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

The perfect getaway; cosy cottage offering stunning views, peace and quiet

4 of 5
Beachside Cottage sits in a wonderfully quiet and sheltered spot with stunning coastal views and a beach just 10 paces from the front door. The cottage itself has everything you need for a simple uncomplicated life away from it; it's nothing fancy, but with new appliances, open fire, comfortable bed and the glorious location there was nothing we could want for. Pubs, shop, post office etc...are 10 - 15 minute drive away in Ballycotton and the more cosmopolitan charms of Cork are less than an hour away. Highly recommended if you want great walks, peace and quiet and to explore this still largely untouched part of the county. We were sorry to have to leave and would definitely return.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017