Seaside Hotels Cork

The blue flag beaches of Youghal, County Cork

Beautiful beaches are not rare on the south cost of Ireland - there are so many that most aren't marked on the roadmaps.
 
Youghal is specially blessed with two prestigious European Blue Flag beaches at Youghal Strand and Clay Castle.
That's over 5 Kilometres of fabulous beaches to enjoy, with safe swimming (life guards on duty during peak season), and lovely coastal walks.

Sailors will enjoy the safe anchorage of Youghal harbour. The jetties on the town quay are busy in the summer with boats of all types taking advantage of the wide estuary and coastal sailing east and west.

Take a trip down the Blackwater river by boat or enjoy some sailing with Youghal's sailing club Aquatrek.

There's plenty of fishing too, either from the shore, or on chartered boats. The river Blackwater is famous for its salmon, but all kinds of fish are found in the multitude of habitats nearby.