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Latitude: 51° 28.12' N
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go through goleen and head for crookhaven. before the turn off for crook take a right for baley cove its well sign posted. pass the first beach( occasionally gets a wave) then follow the road to the carpark. cross the pontoon and enjoy the view.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
main rule is be patient. she doesnt always produce the goods but wait when the swell comes it is cool.park in the car park or up on the road if you feel adventurous the carpark does get full in summer
this beach is the most beautiful place in ireland couple that with great waves and you have an orgasmic setting. you are also guaranteed to grab some female attention as you walk down the beach as surfing is still pretty exotic here. i stress again that patience is needed so bring the sun screen to catch a few rays though rain jacket is probably more useful. the woodcock in nearby ballydehob is the place to go to quench your thirst
if this spot was a woman...... forgive me for getting carried awaybut thats how much i love the place
By Local , 02-11-2007
..... - Not worth the trip down. Nice beach but for the amount of driving you do you might as well go to kerry or clare, where the quality and consistency is far better.
By jill , 01-04-2007
beautiful beach - we went to barley cove in june last year.there is not a photo to show how beautiful and unspoilt the beach is.
By Anonymous , 02-03-2007
Small Beach - Head there this Sunday morning comming 04/03/07 with SE winds and a storm off shore it will be one of a rare number of spots that will work on South Coastand it should be good if a bit scary on the smaller beach.
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