Things to do in Courtmacsherry
is the perfect place for a really relaxing holiday, and is
ideally located as a central touring base while visiting the
south coast of Ireland. Here are some of the activities/facilities
Courtmacsherry is well known as a sea angling centre, (Courtmacsherry
Sea Angling Centre) and places and equipment can be booked by the day
on state-of-the-art boats, fishing shark and wreck fishing. Mackerel fishing
may be enjoyed off the rocks in summer, and stocked lakes, plus famous
sea trout and salmon rivers, with day licence, are only a few miles away.
Boating & Windsurfing
Courtmacsherry bay attracts yachts and pleasure boats in summer and there
is a pontoon mooring at the new pier. The bay is a popular windsurfing
venue. Seals are commonly sighted in Courtmacsherry bay, while dolphins
and even whales (in the outer harbour) are sometimes seen.
In autumn, winter and spring, Courtmacsherry Bay holds up to 22,000 and
migrant birds. Guided educational wildlife walks are organised from Courtmacsherry
on both costal and inland routes by renowned wildlife expert and author.
Guide books are available locally.
Horse Riding & Pony
Horse riding and
pony trekking is available at a number of nearby venues.Here
there is a choice of quite county road routes, forest and
woodland trekking or a relaxing canter on the sandy beach.
The area is wonderful for walkers, with routes following the wild, magnificent
scenery of The Seven Heads - detailed route guide books with maps are
available locally. There are a range of routes from family walks to the
more strenuous rugged country climbs. Behind the village is a most beautiful
walk through a costal woodland route, which is renowned for its beauty,
especially in evening as the sun sets over Courtmacsherry bay.
The white sandy coves at Wood Point and Dunworley are ideal for picnicking,
and swimming. These sheltered beaches are perfect for families and with
easy access these clear blue Atlantic waters will relax and energise
Gym & Tennis
There are sophisticated gym facilities at Timoleague (5 minutes) and
hardcourt and lawn court tennis is nearby.
course/Pitch and Putt
Four golf courses are within easy distance, including the spectacular
Old Head of Kinsale - course. Courses in Bandon, Dunmore and Lisselan
are also very highly rated. Pitch and put courses are nearby in Clonakilty.
Football and Hurling
On spring and summer evenings, visitors can find local teams playing
Irish sports, especially hurling, comogie, Gaelic football and road bowling.
Gaelic hurling is regarded as the fastest field sport in the world so
for those who have not seen this game played before, it can be quite