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GavinLynam
Dublin, Ireland615 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We kayaked at night with Atlantic sea kayacking to see the bioluminescence. Incredibly beautiful in the moonlight. The history of the lake is astounding and there is gorgeous views from the nearby summit post a 2k hike.
Written September 27, 2020
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Eimear Ní Bhraonáin
Carlow, Ireland16 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
The most amazing and magical experience here on our stand up paddle boards. Highlight of our trip to west Cork. Met a super friendly local who explained when we arrived back for a night time paddle how to see the bioluminescence in the lake. Earlier that day, the sun shone, the lake sparkled and it felt like we were in paradise. Unforgettable.
Written August 14, 2021
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,858 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
Lough Hyne is a beautiful place.lying down a winding road between Baltimore and Skibbereen.
It has crystal clear waters to swim in. It is a tidal lake fed by seawater through a narrow channel. It's surrounded by woodland giving it a very secluded feel.
A small car park, actually a few of them, allow access and there's a small pier/promenade. Other than that there are no facilities, which for me adds to the charm.
Written July 7, 2021
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DubTwosome
Dublin, Ireland2,004 contributions
Jun 2023
What a fabulous little spot. We were only there for a brief visit yesterday but would dearly have loved a swim in the crystal-clear waters. It’s a very popular spot for swimmers, kayakers and general water lovers. It’s a totally unspoiled, calm spotlessly clean place. Highly recommend it particularly for families with small children. Great for paddling and splashing about. We’ll definitely come back and next time we’ll be prepared for a swim. We will also be prepared to visit it at night time in the hope that we can see the bio-luminescence that’s so talked about down there.
Written June 3, 2023
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Marian B
Belfast, UK70 contributions
Sep 2020
Took a run out to the Lough as part of sightseeing day out. Beautiful day, so shouldnt have been too surprised that this was a popular spot. People were swimming, children were paddling and there were some body boarders. Nice buzz. Belive there are nearby walks as well but didnt have time to explore further. Bring a picnic and enjoy.
Written September 30, 2020
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saeb38
Greystones, Ireland1,558 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Lovely spot. Quite popular so quite busy. Use main road in, not the direct road to Baltimore. Canoeing on lake and good swimming. Nice walk in woods and good view from top.
Written September 10, 2020
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Dan S
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Solo
Fabulous swim. Lovely pleasant clean and mild water. Safe swim. Calm water. Salt water lake makes for unique experience not to miss. Great friendly atmosphere among swimmers, created by local participants.
Written September 28, 2021
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Ratchm
Kildare, Ireland34 contributions
Sep 2020
Took the Knockomagh Forest Walk. Didn’t do my research in advance. However, if you have water and prepare yourself for an almighty climb it is utterly amazing. The views from the top are worth far more than the slog to get there!! Take your time and anything is possible
Written September 3, 2020
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Conor
Cork, Ireland4 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
I have been here numerous times including when I asked my wife to marry me. It's a beautiful walk up the hill and the views on top are incredible on a clear day. The Lough itself is spectacular in the middle of the night because of the bioluminescense.
Written July 26, 2018
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Sailoil
Cashel, Ireland193 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
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 call. Most importantly there were only two of us in the entire valley.

This time I brought my kids to see it. There were traffic jams to get in. There were kayaks for hire. There were kids in the lake. Mobs of tourists. I wondered how many of them know a thing about the unique biosphere created by a freshwater lake with a layer of sea water at high tide?

Something needs to be done about the traffic jams and the parking situation. Ideally the cars should be kept out of Lough Hyne. It looks like a good candidate for a park and ride solution.
Written August 26, 2018
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