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 of Clonakilty you have Duneen, Red Strand, Long Strand, Owenahincha and the Warren. To the East you can find Simons Cove 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 kilometers 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, wetsuit hire and lessons. Learn more HERE.

  • Inchydoney Beach : P85 X258 : 12 minute drive from Fernhill
  • Duneen Beach : P85 Y029 : 15 minute drive from Fernhill
  • Simons Cove: P85 VF95: 15 minute drive from Fernhill
  • Owenahincha Beach: P85 FY58 : 16 minute drive from Fernhill
  • Longstrand Beach: P85 EK44 : 18 minute drive from Fernhill
  • Warren Strand: P85 Y188 : 22 minute drive from Fernhill
  • Courtmacsherry Beach: P72 XD95 : 24 minute drive from Fernhill
  • Garretstown Beach: P17 RW89 : 38 minute drive from Fernhill
  • Sandycove Beach: P17 PY89 : 43 minute drive from Fernhill


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.