Also located just west of Goleen is Crookhaven, an idyllic former fishing village with a lively bar & restaurant scene especially during the summer months. Here you can also visit Brow Head another of West Cork’s stunning headlands.
East of Goleen about 15km you will find Schull, a vibrant colourful place (www.schull.ie) with a picturesque harbour & a diverse range of bars & restaurants. Further afield (30km approx from Goleen) are the larger market towns of Bantry and Skibbereen. From Cork and Kerry, the two nearest airports are both approx 120km.
West Cork offers a myriad of attractions (Three Castle Head, Mizen Head, Brow Head, Knockaphucka … and many, many more) & I will be more than happy to tell you about all the best and must see places! I can also supply you with any information you may require about ongoing or forthcoming events and festivals in the area (music, arts, literature) and activities (such as walks, bird-watching, set dancing, pub sessions and more!).
Also since 2014 there is the Wild Atlantic Way (www.wildatlanticway.com). This 2500km route along the west coast of Ireland passes through Goleen & the Mizen area.
The village of Goleen is 4km downhill from the property. Here you will find a small supermarket, butcher, post office, café, 3 pubs (in high season 4!) and the Mizen Information & e-Centre. Traveling westwards along a stunning coast hugging 7km drive you will find Barleycove Beach, a scenic sandy beach and a popular family friendly bay (blue flag) with lifeguard service in summer. Traveling a little further west brings you to Mizen Head Ireland’s most southerly point & one of it’s most popular tourist attractions. For more info see: www.mizenhead.ie.