Ballycotton - a rocky spur thrusting out into the sea, its cosy harbour side contrasts with its wild Atlantic cliff side, giving variety in scenery and climate. Ballycotton has pure air, clean seawater, incomparably beautiful views and the tranquility of being at the end-of-the-line.

You could sit in a pub and hear the lore of the Lighthouse and the Lifeboat, or swim in Paradise. There's also the cliff walk to Ballytrasna, risking the intoxication on this rugged goat track by the heady mix of furze-perfumed sea-wind and lark song. Larks apart, some 300 species of birds visit the place, making Ballycotton one of Europe's most famous bird-watching sites.

Deep Sea angling? Remembering that it gave birth to that sport in Ireland, Ballycotton is proud to facilitate it. From a non-tidal harbour, productive angling marks can be reached in 20-40 minutes. As we say 'Slán' may we remind you that many visitors have been known to leave their hearts behind them here.

Ballycotton is 30 minutes drive East of Cork city and is a hillside fishing village much favoured by deep sea anglers and the home of Ballycotton Lifeboat. It offers fantastic views over a boat-filled harbour to a steep island crowned by a lighthouse. There are cliff walks and inland, an extensive marshy bird sanctuary. 2 miles east of Ballycotton is Garryvoe with its beautiful unspoiled sandy beaches.

For all these reasons one cannot resist the charms of the Ballycotton area for a peaceful Cork hotels break. View the Bayview Hotel offers here now for the very finest East Cork accommodation Ireland can provide!