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Definitely recommend this place it’s away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life and the... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Next stop America!

Cape Clear is an island which you can travel to from either Baltimore or Schull. We went from... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
Barbara D
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Definitely recommend this place it’s away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life and the residents are genuinely lovely people who welcome your company . Ferry trip is only 45-50 mins and very scenic , you can take your dogs too which is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank smudgesusie
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Cape Clear is an island which you can travel to from either Baltimore or Schull. We went from Baltimore. It takes 45-50 minutes to get there and is a beautiful boat trip but can be quite rough when the weather is windy. Dolphins can often...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Just back from 5 days camping on Cape Clear. It's a great island for kids - I felt very safe letting them wander off doing their own thing. Highlights were: Kayaking around south harbour, visiting goats farm, sampling goats milk ice cream, and just hanging...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank KeithfromBandon
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We did a day trip (from Baltimore) to Cape Clear and Fastnet. 45 minutes from Baltimore to Cape Clear, we then had about 2 hours on the island. Long enough to walk up the very steep hill (you can get a bus) to the Heritage...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Dom682014
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Beautiful trip over on ferry, saw dolphins from boat. Lots of steep hills on island so young children will tire. Lovely views. Nice for a day trip. Bring a picnic as only one shop on island and can be bush

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank M T
Reviewed August 10, 2018

30-45 min off Baltimore. Capeclerwatwr ferry is v good. Online ticket service avaiable. V punctual. V good ride to peaceful,island

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gary L
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

I stayed in Tig Brid for two nights 28 and 29 July. Brid has a lovely spotlessly clean, comfortable, well set up Airbnb. She is very helpful to her guests. Very relaxing, peaceful and stunning location. The hills on the island are unforgiving - definitely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank sighle1916
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Visited for one night. Lovely weather We embarked on the red trail which was challenging and satisfying Great views and great way to see the island.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jamescarlow
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Myself and my husband and 3 children (8,6,3) spent 3 nights last week on Cape Clear in a lovely yurt ,in a breathtaking location overlooking the South Harbour. Unfortunately we choose to visit Cotter's Bar for dinner on our first night, and it was here...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank jessfletcher
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Amazing, it only costs €16 return per person for a boat trip to Cape Clear, I do not understand how it can be done so cheap. Then from the caves on your left as you approach the island to the many scenic walks, one day...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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June 12, 2018|
Response from Kathleen1303 | Reviewed this property |
No on our journey to and from Cape but I do believe there are separate tours that have much success
June 27, 2017|
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Response from Kevin M |
Three of mine have been there on more than one occasion over the last ten years and I would highly recommend it... Good family and community integration... Small enough to offer a special experience to the student... Their... More
Patrick B
August 10, 2016|
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Response from shaily05 | Reviewed this property |
Not 'in the yurts' . There are common toilets on their site, the yurt and tents share those. But there aren't that many yurts,tents on the site for the toilets/bathroom to be crowded.
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Ann L
Chico, California
Cape Clear Island or Beara Peninsula for 1 night (5 Replies)
We'll most likely have stayed somewhere in the Kenmare area for 7 days, so theoretically could do both Ring of Kerry and the Beara Peninsula from there. We are debating staying at Cape Clear Island for one night after that, or would you recommend saving the Beara peninsula drive to after Kenmare, and spending the night somewhere on the Beara peninsula?
August 24, 2013|
Response frompaulkris|
I can't respond to the question about Cape Clear Island but Kenmare is the perfect location to explore all of the Beara peninsula. We spent two weeks there earlier this year and drove the ring and the peninsula several times. From Kenmare you have the options of going south to Glengarriff, west to Allihies or across the Healy pass and then west.
Bantry, Schull and Cape Clear Island Day Tour from Cork City (4 Replies)
We will be spending some time in Cork this summer and we would like to know about the Bantry, Schull and Cape Clear Island Day Tour operated on Saturdays by Bus Eireann. It seems to last a long time (9.30am dep and 21.45 ret). Is it a good tour? Are there lots of stops? Do you get adequate time at each stop?
May 26, 2007|
Response fromUisce|
Hi, I don't know the specific tour but as a local I'd have reservations. Cork city to Bantry, no stops, is around 1hr 40mins. Bantry to Schull is around an hour and Cape Clear back to Cork city is around 2 hours. So, it's a lot of time in a bus. There's a lot to see, beautiful coastline, lovely restaurants in a lot of towns on the way and I fear it might be an injustice to see it all on a bus in one day. You're from Belfast, it would be similar to someone visiting the whole of the Antrim...More
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Cape Clear How to (2 Replies)
Can anyone let me know the best way to get to Cape Clear Island? Once there, how much time should I expect to stay there? If there is a ferry involved, is there parking near the ferry dock? Appreciate your answers in advance! -Matt
November 17, 2012|
Response fromBryno|
Go from Baltimore and go on the first ferry as this will give you time options for getting back. Use the previous link to view times and prices. There is a fairly large car park in Baltimore, which is free and gets PACKED in mid summer. (we couldn't park the car there last june it was so packed and had to give Baltimore a miss on that day) At other times of the year, parking in Baltimore will not be a problem. Expect to spend about 3 hours min on the island. There is a little...More