Owenahincha is a fine expanse of beach, with plenty of room to walk, run, play and swim. Just round the corner is The Long Strand which is good for walking but dangerous for swimming. Take notice of the signs which warn of Rip Currents and Dumping in Waves.
When we were there in June there were strong winds and waves which made swimming difficult. However, if that’s your thing then Owenahincha will suit you. There are some rocks for shelter, but the beach can be quite exposed, depending on the direction of the wind.
Blue Flag beach 2012.
Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
There are portaloos located near to the road. There is a car park which gives you access across a rough path to The Long Strand and then you will need to walk to Owenahincha. You can also park roadside nearer to the beach, where there is a small pathway to the strand. It isn’t wheelchair accessible, but you will manage a buggy.
From Cork you travel on the N71 and pass through Clonakilty. Then watch out for a left turn signposted Owenahinca
Ordnance Survey Map No: 89