1. Nohoval Cove, Kinsale
Secretly nestled 15kms from Kinsale, Nohoval Cove is located towards the east of the county. Its spectacular rock formations and blue hues make this a must see spot when heading to West Cork from Cork City.
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2. Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen
Mysterious Sky Gardens and winding paths await in Liss Ard Estate, these gardens are nestled on 200 acres of undulating Irish countryside dotted with beautiful woodlands and a 50 acre glittering lake.
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3. Silver Strand, Sherkin Island
4. Caves on the West Cork coastline
No folks this is not a clip from a tropical rain forest, but a cave on the West Cork coast. We have over 550kms of stunning coastline to explore, including caves, sea arches and secret bays.
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5. Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve
Stunning all year round, this woods has so much to offer. The setting of Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve is spectacular, with the woods nestled in the sheltered glen opening out into Glengarriff Harbour.
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6. Dolphins West Cork
Dancing through the tropical blue waters of the West Cork coastline the most common sight is the Short-beaked Common Dolphin. The warm waters of the South West are influenced by the Gulf Stream and is home to an array of whales, dolphins and seals and other marine wildlife.
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7. The Ewe Experience, Glengarriff
Said to be Ireland’s only interactive and interpretative sculpture garden, The Ewe Experience is one of many spectacular gardens open for viewing see here for more details on West Cork Garden Trail: http://www.westcorkgardentrail.com/p/home-page.html
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8. Barleycove, Mizen Head
No words are needed to describe the breathtaking Barleycove Beach, its white sands and rolling hills make this a truly tropical location.
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10. Bamboo Park, and Garnish Island Glengarriff
Located in the lush landscape of Glengarriff, the Bamboo Park is home to thirty different species of bamboo, surrounded by a variety of tropical plants. Garnish Island or Ilnacullin Island is accessible by ferry where you may be luck to spot the resident seal colony.
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