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Lough Hyne

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Clear water

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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You should not visit this place

I feel very conflicted recommending Lough Hyne. Last time I was here it was an oasis of calm and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cashel, Ireland
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“sea water”(7 reviews)
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Skibbereen, Ireland
+353 21 427 3251
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Kalin R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank More_Mash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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.

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

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

2  Thank natashawhite09
Reviewed 26 July 2018

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...More

4  Thank Conor O
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Must see place, Europe's only saltwater lake and a stunning location. Easy to find off the road from Skibereen to Baltimore and plenty of parking places by the lake to pull in and enjoy the view. We arrived here around 11am on a sunny Saturday...More

1  Thank ExpatKL88
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Stunning scenery and setting. Great place to go for a lovely forest walk, take in the views of the area and then go for a swim.

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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