On The QT

The Beacon, Baltimore!

There is something special about Baltimore, a tiny village nestled deep into West Cork along the Wild Atlantic Way, approx. 13 km from Skibereen. As soon as I pull into the coastal village… I instantly feel as though I’m on my holidays!

With an intriguing past, (apparently in 1631 the  entire population of the village were kidnapped by pirates never to be seen again ), an abundance of water based activities, stunning scenery,  delicious food, and an eclectic mix of festivals there really is something to please everyone!

We were lucky enough to spend some time there recently, whilst on our Wild Atlantic Way road trip! We knew we couldn’t possibly leave  without a trip to the Beacon, and so off we went to check out the glorious views!

Located at the entrance to Baltimore harbour, the iconic Beacon is a sight that has warmed the hearts of many sailors and fishermen returning to shore! We sat and admired the spectacular views of Sherkin Island, Cape Clear and the deep blue Atlantic Ocean! Lucky for us it was one of the sunniest days of the year! #perfection! 

Other fun things to do in Baltimore:

  • Take a trip to Lough Hyne either for a refreshing swim or a hike (with an amazing view at the top), 
  • Learn how to sail at Baltimore sailing school, 
  • Go scuba diving  to explore one of the many nearby shipwrecks, 
  • Hop on a boat out to one of the nearby islands such as Cape Clear, Sherkin or Heir Island, 
  • Sit and watch the world go by as you eat delicious pizza at Jacobs just off the pier! 
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast (or concert if you’re lucky) at The Glebe gardens.

I’m sure you can understand why Baltimore is one of our favourite places here at #OnTheQT! Hope you enjoy your next visit there, be sure to let us know how you get on! 🙂 x

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