If it’s a beach you are looking for then don’t visit Tragumna at full tide. When we arrived the tide was in and the beach was gone.
Still if it’s a swim you want then this is a good spot. Tragumna is a small channel like area, located in Tragumna Bay, which is reasonably well sheltered. The water is fresh and you are quickly into your depth when the tide is in. Along the road side there are other places where people appear to swim from. However, do take notice of the ‘No Diving’ signs.
Blue Flag beach 2012.
Check with Cork County Council regarding lifeguard times.
There is a good sized car park, toilets and an indoor changing area.
From Skibbereen take the R596 toward Castletownshend. After a few kilometres you will see a right turn signposted for Tragumna. Follow this and other signposts which will lead you directly to the beach.
Ordnance Survey Map No. 89