Island Activities For You

Surf, Sand, Mountains and Ocean, Sherkin Has it All

Sherkin North Shore provides a unique and rich experience.


Sherkin is within the Roaringwater Bay Special Area of Conservation and has over 450 species of Flora and Fauna which you can experience while hiking. Whether it be a walk along its many sandy beaches, beautiful cliffs or to the highest point on Slievemore you will not be disappointed.



Baltimore and Roaringwater Bay are truly a sailor’s paradise. Whether a beginner or experienced sailor you have many options with two sailing schools in Heir Island and Baltimore, a sailing club and a Yacht Charter company.

Surfing and Swimming

Surf or Swim the Atlantic on one of Sherkin’s 4 beautiful beaches. The Abbey Pier and Horseshoe Harbour are both popular swimming spots


Baltimore has Two Dive Companies


Go Fishing with Baltimore Angling and Wildlife Tours

Whale Watching

Baltimore has two Whale watching Companies where you can see these great Mammals that live or visit the west cork coastline!


Explore Sherkin’s archaeological sites including a Franciscan abbey, the monk’s gardens, mass rocks, souterrains, standing stones and pre famine dwellings.

Jolly Roger Tavern

A totally unique experience with great live music!

Sherkin Farmer’s Market

Runs every Sunday during the Summer Months

Ferry to Baltimore

Sherkin is a 10-minute Ferry ride from Baltimore Pier. See Current Timetable for times. or call 0879117377