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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 3 weeks ago
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 3 November 2018
Seattle, Washington
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Skibbereen, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 796juliet
Reviewed 3 November 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank codyvana
Reviewed 22 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MTSaavy
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank More_Mash
Reviewed 26 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sailoil
Reviewed 21 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank RobinFitz
Reviewed 14 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dom682014
Reviewed 7 August 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank NSIB1962
Reviewed 27 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Graham B
17 July 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
13 June 2018|
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Response from caitmehigan | Reviewed this property |
Train from Dublin to Cork and 237 bus from Cork to Skibbereen