We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Stunning Beach

After a visit to Mizen head we returned via the "scenic" route. Less than 5k from Mizen head is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David D
Ashford, Ireland
Hidden gem

What an amazing stretch of beach. Only thing missing is bins. (Esp for dog poo) went a number of... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 198 reviews
All photos (109)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful beach”(32 reviews)
“mizen head”(17 reviews)
“west cork”(16 reviews)
Schull, Ireland
+353 28 71766
Reviews (198)
Filter reviews
169 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful beach mizen head west cork parking facilities barley cove pontoon bridge soft sand sand dunes life guards shallow water high tide ocean view blue flag atlantic waves sunny day great for kids floating walkway
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 169 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

After a visit to Mizen head we returned via the "scenic" route. Less than 5k from Mizen head is Barleycove Beach. This is a blue flag beach, unspoilt and natural as well as clean. A wide, shallow and clean river meanders from a salt marsh...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

What an amazing stretch of beach. Only thing missing is bins. (Esp for dog poo) went a number of times and Every Time is was different. Dogs loved it. Part of wild Atlantic way. The floating bridge wasn't built, so missed the ocean view.

Thank JillCY82
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is a magnificent beach near Schull and is in waters with no pollution which explains why the fish taste so good

1  Thank edwardl39
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

If you do the Wild Atlantic Way with your children you must not miss this beach. It is a gem and you can walk, swim (the current it is not strong on the guarded side) or simply picnic enjoying a beautiful day. Kids loved the...More

Thank gabitzo
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Just spectacular. Cross on the floating bridge to get there (kids adore it) and enjoy the soft, flat sands. Obey the lifeguards, who will ensure a safe haven for your family. Have a lovely day, scenery, sea, relaxation. No toilets unless you visit one mobile...More

Thank valschull
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Visited yesterday, as a great run for dogs, parked in carpark which leads across dunes to pontoon bridge. Only to discover that pontoon bridge had been dismantled, so no access across river to get to beach. Several notices about not climbing on dunes. We noticed...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Beautiful golden sandy beach nestled among the hills..Atlantic waves gently lapping...must be a joy to swim there in Summer..must return.

Thank Gerry C
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

One of the nicest if not the nicest beach iv ever seen. Golden sand , no stones, no seaweed, just perfection. Will be back in the summer.

Thank More_Mash
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic beach! So clean and unspoilt. The water was crystal clear and was safe to swim from. Lifeguards are also present on this beach. Such a pretty location. Highly recommend this beach to everyone!

Thank mlelsc
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Definitely worth a visit. This is a stunning beach perfect for a summer dip. The water was safe and the beach was clean.

Thank Journey610139
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Barleycove Beach Hotel
127 reviews
.11 miles away
The Bridgeview House
1 review
6.56 miles away
Beara Coast Hotel
269 reviews
13.70 miles away
Blairscove House & Restaurant
202 reviews
14.07 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 15 nearby restaurants
O'Sullivan's Bar
217 reviews
2.22 miles away
The Heron's Cove Restaurant
124 reviews
3.43 miles away
Crookhaven Inn
126 reviews
2.19 miles away
Along The Way
23 reviews
3.13 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 13 nearby attractions
Mizen Head Visitor Centre
882 reviews
2.15 miles away
Three Castle Head
105 reviews
2.48 miles away
Summer SUP Cork
24 reviews
1.46 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
24 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from rory j | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problem there are many shore fishing spots and boat rental options here.in summer season.
Eugene O
15 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Colm F | Reviewed this property |
Barleycove is not accessible. There are not many accessible beaches in this part of West Cork but the best bet option might be Ballyrisode since the beach is more or less at the same level as the road but parking in that... More
1 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from frankie008 | Reviewed this property |
Sullian,s pub would put you in a right direction