At Mizen Head, the very extreme southwest tip of Ireland, the land falls precipitously into the Atlantic breakers in a procession of spectacular 210m (689-ft.) sea cliffs. You can cross a suspension bridge to an old signal station, now a visitor center, and stand on a rock promontory at the southernmost point of the mainland. The sea view is spectacular, and it’s worth a trip regardless of the weather. On wild days, tremendous Atlantic waves assault the cliffs, while on clear days, dolphins leap from the waves and seals bask on the rocks. A huge renovation in the early 2010s added new bridges, viewing platforms, and a simulated ship’s bridge. On the way out to Mizen Head, you’ll pass Barleycove Beach, a gorgeous stretch of sand and rock.
West Cork› Attraction
From Cork: take N71 to Ballydehob, then R592 and R591 to Golleen and follow signs to Mizen Head
Our Rating Hours June daily 10am–5pm; July–Aug daily 10am–7pm; mid-Mar to May and Sept–Oct daily 10:30am–5pm; Nov to mid-Mar Sat–Sun 11am–4pm. Also daily during February school holiday week 11am–4pm Phone 028/35115 or 35225 Prices Admission €7.50 adults; €6 seniors and students; €4 children 5–11; children 4 and under free; €25 families Web site Mizen Head
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