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Address: Baltimore Fishing Port, Baltimore, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 28 20181

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Lovely spot for a stroll, beautiful quiet beaches and fabulous scenery. We were here midweek, on a sunny day, so it was very quiet. Just the way you want it when you're out here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Ireland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Lovely spot for a stroll, beautiful quiet beaches and fabulous scenery. We were here midweek, on a sunny day, so it was very quiet. Just the way you want it when you're out here. Well worth the 10 minute trip on the ferry from Baltimore.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Short boat trip over to the island, if you're in to long distance walking and scenery then you will enjoy it! There is a bar with a nice view and a beach which is 1.5 mile walk from the ferry dock, enjoyable, wear decent shoes and a waterproof coat, watch out for the cows!

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Dublin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Made a short visit to Sherkin in March 2015...new there wasn't much to do on the island so only stayed 2hrs but it was well worth the trip...great for small children as the ferry was only 10min...hitched a ride on the local bus across the island (2€ per adult but she conned us for an extra 2€ just keep an... More 

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Vinslov, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We spent allmost a week there anchored off the island. Very friendly lokals and the old pub is very nice. Some of the ladies on the island hand knit lovely woolen jerseys. Highly recommended for sailors especially. Ferry to Baltimore

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Sligo, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A very short boat trip from Baltimore [dogs allowed] took us to Sherkin Island. A fabulously quiet place to roam and explore, two gorgeous beaches and lots of rocky coves. We had a small bay all to ourselves. Take a packed lunch though as food on the Island can be a little expensive especially for a family. Stop by the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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392 reviews 392 reviews
137 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Sherkin is a stunning inshore island just off the coast & reached in about 10mins by frequent ferry from Baltimore - foot passengers only as there are no roads wide enough on the island to allow cars to pass each other. Complete with the ruins of a 13th century Franciscan Friary, Sherkin is totally charming even on an autumn day.... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

On a fine summer day where else in the world would you want to be heading,this is the place of my teens the haven of peace,the place where troubles fade away.It is easy to get to take the N 71 west from Cork City until you reach Skibbereen, follow the traffic flow and watch for the signs that say Baltimore... More 

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Brest, Bretagne, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As the title claims it's a gorgeous little island with a beautiful ruined friary. ,sadly the coffee at the Islanders Rest Hotel left a lot to be desired,especially coffee.

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Cork, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I absolutely adore this island, it is so beautiful, you can get the ferry over from Baltimore, think it cost €5 each way. You can text a number on the morning you are going over and the ferry will send you back the times of the ferry for that day. Once on the island you can walk around it or... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My partner and I visited Sherkin Island during October 2013 and it was great day, beautiful panoramic views of the North Alantic Ocean and we visited the Islander's Rest for a pint and had look through their little Museum of Sherkin Island that they have. All in all a great day trip to do if your down in Baltimore.

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