Rocky Bay Beach is one of the lesser-known beaches near Cork City, but it packs a big punch. This open beach is 300 m wide from end to end, almost always clean, with beautiful brown sand and crystal clear waters. The beach joins Claycastle and Redbarn beaches to create a 3-mile stretch. It's perfectly designed for a long walk.
Photo by Borisb17 (Shutterstock) This beautiful beach has a beautiful walk through the forest along the top. In fact, the Earl of Shannon planted many exotic trees here in the 18th century. Inchydoney is very close to the famous town of Clonakilty. It is a blue flag beach and is located on an island connected to the mainland by two causeways.