Activities

Mizen Head Lighthouse

Visit the iconic Mizen Head Lighthouse and Signal Station, which offers breathtaking views of the rugged coastline and the Atlantic Ocean. Explore the exhibits on maritime history and learn about the area's rich heritage.

Hiking Trails

The Mizen Peninsula boasts some fantastic hiking trails, including the Sheep's Head Way and the Mizen Head Loop Walk. These trails take you through diverse landscapes, from coastal cliffs to lush countryside, and offer plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife.
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Bird Watching

It is a haven for birdwatchers, with a wide variety of seabirds and migratory species calling the area home. Bring your binoculars and head to spots like Crookhaven Harbour or the cliffs near Mizen Head for the best chances of spotting birds.

Rent A Bike

Explore the area on two wheels by renting a bike and peddling along scenic coastal roads and quiet country lanes. There are several bike rental companies in the area that can provide you with everything you need for a day of cycling adventure.

Beaches

With its rugged coastline and hidden coves, the Mizen Peninsula is the perfect place for beachcombing. Spend some time exploring the sandy beaches and rocky shores, and you might just find some interesting seashells, sea glass, or other treasures washed up by the sea. Barleycove Beach, Chimney Cove Beach, Stoney Beach, Cockle Strand (all within 10 mins drive)

Surfing

If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, there is a surf school that runs throughout the Summer months on Barleycove beach. There is also stand up paddle boarding and kayaking rental on Cockle strand beach.
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Boat Tour & Whale Watching

Take a boat tour from one of the nearby towns, such as Baltimore or Schull, for a chance to see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. The waters off the coast of the Mizen Peninsula are home to a variety of marine life, including minke whales, dolphins, and even occasional sightings of humpback whales.
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Discover The Community

Explore charming villages like Schull, Goleen, and Ballydehob, where you can discover quaint shops, cozy pubs, and friendly locals. Don't forget to sample some traditional Irish cuisine while you're there!

Photography

With its dramatic landscapes and ever-changing weather, the Mizen Peninsula offers endless opportunities for photography enthusiasts. Capture stunning shots of rugged cliffs, picturesque lighthouses, and dramatic seascapes as you explore the area.

Sailing

Crookhaven Harbour Sailing Club was founded in 1979. The summer based club has a large member base who sail in the beautiful setting of Crookhaven from June to September each year.
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Stand Up Paddleboarding

With its dramatic landscapes and ever-changing weather, the Mizen Peninsula offers endless opportunities for photography enthusiasts. Capture stunning shots of rugged cliffs, picturesque lighthouses, and dramatic seascapes as you explore the area.
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