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Baltimore Beacon

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Address: Baltimore Harbour | The Beacon, Harboursmouth, County Cork, Baltimore, Ireland
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Fantastic views...

At the end of a 1.5km single track lies this fab monument looking out to sea on the stunning, craggy coastline. The wind whistles round you and tries to blow you into the sea... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

At the end of a 1.5km single track lies this fab monument looking out to sea on the stunning, craggy coastline. The wind whistles round you and tries to blow you into the sea, beware it's very exposed...but utterly beautiful.

Thank machinmad
Carrigaline, Ireland
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here in May , haven't been for over 20 years , and forgot how stunning it is ! It's situated just outside Baltimore , perched on a cliff , you can see it from the village. There is limited parking there , but be warned , there is a fairly steep incline to get to it , with... More 

Thank Moog0_4
new york, ny
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only way I saw to get to the Beacon was a rock ledge, similar to scaling a rock wall, beside a small barbed wire fence, the only thing keeping you from plunging into the ocean at the bottom of the cliff. Maybe there was another way? Anyway, it was a steep rock climb and halfway up my ankle twisted... More 

Thank jyo_nyc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit, a steep climb to the top but it's worth it once you see the views from the Beacon over looking the Atlantic Ocean! Absolutely breathtaking scenery and very windy at the top.

Thank Shakira L
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're not a scardiecat then this wild peninsular is amazing. The view in all directions is spectacular and really special.

Thank Stuart D
Talybont, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Limited car parking, climb to the top not for the faint hearted. Then WOW what a panoramic view. Well worth the climb

Thank Jim W
Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was absolutely lashing, but my family and I decided to brave the muddy, narrow road to the Beacon. There was something somehow very liberating about standing in front of this giant white structure, rain soaking me through, the waves crashing several dozen meters below, and unbelievable 360 views. It's places like this that still feel untouched by the swaths... More 

Thank Charlie G
Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Fantastic views from the Beacon and amazing to get up close to it.Sherkin Island can plainly be seen from here,do take a camera with you ;-)

Thank Marie S
Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 2, 2017

I was determined to reach this and get around it, being unfit i made it a goal and set off, the sun beaming and the beacon in sight all of the way. While the last part of the trek was the hardest part, the views from on top of the hill is amazing and worth your time.

Thank Wentex
Stafford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

We had such a great day, weather was lovely for February, but be careful as quite steep climb, and stnes can be slippery

Thank Linda H

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