If you want to swim here make sure you check the tides first. We didn’t, and ended up arriving at low tide to see a vast expanse of not very white sand, and not a lot of water. We had to content ourselves with looking at the sea in the distance, rather than plunging into it.
However, this is a fine wide beach with lots of room for kids to play. It is quite open and there isn’t much shelter, so bring a windbreak if you can. The water looks nice and clear and we are only sorry we didn’t get to sample it at first hand.
From Bantry take the N 71 toward Skibbereen and then the R591 right turn signposted for Mizen Head. You stay on this road all the way through Goleen until you come to sharp bend on the road with a signpost for Crookhaven . You will then see the beach on your left hand side.
Parking appears to be on the side of the road.
Ordnance Survey Map No. 88