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Lough Hyne

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peace and tranquily

well worth a visit whether its for an early morning swim ,night kayaking or simply for a relaxing... read more

Reviewed today
Cork, Ireland
Full of Wonder!

We did a night kayak here and we thoroughly enjoyed it! This lake is beautiful but more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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“sea water”(7 reviews)
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Skibbereen, Ireland
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All reviews beautiful lake nature reserve sea water atlantic sea kayaking west cork hill top beautiful place high tide cold water sea life steep climb woodland walk lovely walk great place to visit skibbereen heritage centre definitely worth a visit plenty of parking
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Reviewed today

well worth a visit whether its for an early morning swim ,night kayaking or simply for a relaxing few hrs lovely walks around the Lough including a hill walk where you can see spectacular views

Thank 796juliet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a night kayak here and we thoroughly enjoyed it! This lake is beautiful but more importantly, its full of so many wonders and oddities. I don't think we would have even come close to appreciating this lake if we didn't know all about...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2018

The lough was a peaceful place to hang out after being in town. In addition to the lake, we learned that there was a good trail to climb the "mountain" on the site. The hike included lots of steps, but all well maintained -- perhaps...More

Thank codyvana
Reviewed September 22, 2018

We had recently been to the Heritage Center in Skibbereen which had a short video about Lough Hyne. We were intrigued. We eventually found our way there only to discover what is discussed in the video is not accessible from the public parking areas. It...More

Thank Kalin R
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Next time we visit here we will go kayaking. I couldn't get over how clean and clear the water looked.

Thank More_Mash
Reviewed August 26, 2018

I feel very conflicted recommending Lough Hyne. Last time I was here it was an oasis of calm and seclusion. I watched the turning of the tide, the unique hinged seaweed in the sea channel flip over. I saw choughs and heard their very special...More

1  Thank Sailoil
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Loch Hyne is a unique lake, and it's hard to believe that in places this small loch is 45 metres deep - deeper than Bantry Bay! On one level its a smallish lake in beautiful surroundings and clearly popular for kayaking and swimming. It's real...More

2  Thank RobinFitz
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Wow, a saltwater lake! What's not to like. We even saw a seal in the lake which isn't all that common. Evenif it was a common seal! Some crazy people were swimming, and you can kayak I think.

Thank Dom682014
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Certainly one of the most serene locations to be found. Even with many visitors this place feels and and is a most noteworthy location for its natural beauty, tranquillity and breathtaking views. Like other contributors on TripAdvisor, we found ourselves not really wanting to leave....More

1  Thank NSIB1962
Reviewed July 27, 2018

we spent so much time here, the water is warm (certainly a few degrees warmer than open sea) families and kids here having a great time, lovely to see the regular swimmers too- thats a vote of confidence, my one complaint is there is no...More

2  Thank natashawhite09
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Graham B
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Scenic321293 | Reviewed this property |
We were there recently and did not see any signs about not letting dogs in the lake. Maybe we missed them? In fact our Labrador had a great time swimming! We saw at least 3 other dogs off lead, one in swimming.....and it’s... More
Michelle V
June 12, 2018|
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Response from caitmehigan | Reviewed this property |
Train from Dublin to Cork and 237 bus from Cork to Skibbereen