Jarley’s Cove, Kinsale

June 2011

Jarleys Cove is a small beach located just a couple of kilometres outside Kinsale town. When we visited the tide was out and we didn’t see it at its best. The beach was covered with scruffy seaweed and looked the worse for wear.

However, even at low tide there is good depth to the water which is well sheltered and calm. The water doesn’t have the clarity of the beaches further west, but this is still a handy place for a swim. Rocks at either end will give you added shelter.

From the small and rough car park there is a tarmacadem path to the beach which gives both wheelchair and buggy access. Well done Cork County Council.

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From Kinsale take the R600 signposted for Ballinspittle and Old Head. After a kilometre you cross a bridge and then take the immediate left turn. A further kilometre on this road leads you to the cove.

Ordnance Survey Map No; 87

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