Inchydoney Beach
Fernhill House Hotel

West Cork Beaches


The beaches surrounding Clonakilty are some of the most popular in the South Coast of Ireland. Dotted along the coast line are sandy beaches to the West you have Duneen, Red Strand, Long Strand, Ownahincha and the Warren, to the East you can find Simons Cove, Nuns Cove, Broadstrand and Courtmacsherry.

Inchydoney is a beautiful sandy beach and is renowned as one of the most family friendly award-winning beaches in Ireland. Inchydoney Beach is located a few kilometres from the Clonakilty town centre. And only a short 12-minute car journey from Fernhill House.

The beach has excellent surfing conditions for beginners and there is a surf school at the beach, which provides boards and wetsuit hire as well as lessons. Inchydoney Surf School.


We loved the gardens. We had dinner in the restaurant one evening and it was delicious, a real taste of West Cork. We had a fabulous time. Will return again.


Gorgeous hotel, very comfy beds, staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. Beautiful gardens and delicious food. Only a few minutes from the town centre. Will happily stay here again.


The staff were friendly and efficient. There was a lovely atmosphere in the hotel, the gardens are a joy. We really enjoyed our stay will definitely return x


Everything about the place was amazing. My only problem was that my stay was one night. I will be back for a longer stay next time. I would give them a 10/10 rating. Excellent


The hotel's staff were very welcoming. Fabulous location overlooking Clonakilty from the west. The rooms were beautifully decorated and very relaxing. The food was delicious and everything homemade. A great hotel to chill-out in.