Ballycotton Holiday Homes Cork
Ballycotton is a beautiful seaside village in County Cork, situated about 40km east of Cork city. It is a famous fishing village popular with deep sea anglers. The village is set on a rocky-ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay. From the village there are wonderful views over a boat filled harbour to a steep island crowned by a 19th Century lighthouse.
Visitors to Ballycotton will enjoy the views from the cliff walks and also the rich birdlife in the extensive marshy bird sanctuary located inland from the village. Ballycotton is also well known for it’s award winning restaurants, traditional Irish pubs and it’s welcoming atmosphere.
Ballycotton has a proud maritime history. In 1837 the famous steam ship “ Sirius ” was lost off the coast near Ballycotton – Sirius had been the first passenger steam ship to cross the Atlantic. Today the RNLI Lifeboat stationed at Ballycotton is one of the most modern afloat. This service has a very commendable history with many famous rescues over the years.
Deep Sea angling in Ireland first took place from Ballycotton. From a non-tidal harbour good angling mareas can be reached in 20-40 minutes. The approved charter boats operating out of Ballycotton specialise in shark, bottom and wreck angling. The main species available include blue shark, cod,ling, ray, pollock, black sole, plaice, mackerel,conger and common skate. Unsurprisingly Ballycotton holds many Irish specimen fishing records
Just over 3km to the east of Ballycotton is Garryvoe with its beautiful unspoilt sandy beach that stretches for miles towards Knockadoon Head. Attractions nearby include The Old Midleton Distillery where guided tours are available. Golfers are spoilt for choice as there are 10 courses within a 10 mile radius of Ballycotton.
The local area is also home to many artists and craftspeople included woodworkers, painters, potters, writers and musicians who regularly exhibit at the Stephen Pearce Gallery in nearby Shanagarry.
Every year an arts festival is held in the village with a variety of fun filled workshops and family events. The annual Ballycotton Road Race attracts runners from around Ireland and abroad to its 10 Mile circuit of country back roads.