Things to do in Ballycotton

There is much to enjoy in Ballycotton and the surrounding area. The village is probably most famous for its lighthouse, which sits on Ballycotton Island, but there are also a number of walks that boast some of the best scenery in Ireland.

Ballycotton Sea Adventures runs boat trips and charters around Ballycotton Bay and the magnificent surrounding coastline. From exhilarating rides around Ballycotton Island and a guided tour of the lighthouse, to fishing for mackerel or zipping around the corner to Cork for lunch or dinner, there is something to suit all ages.

  • Lighthouse Tours

    There are four daily boat trips out to ‘The Big Island’ upon which the lighthouse sits. Our guides are full of facts and fables about Ballycotton’s most famous landmark.

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    Fishing Trips

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    From 2019, we’ll be running specially chartered fishing vessels straight out of Ballycotton, giving you the chance to catch anything from John Dory to Two Spotted Goby.

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    Whale Watching

    Coming Soon

    The waters off Cork are home to several species of whale and dolphin, and we’re very excited to introduce whale-watching tours to our range of sea activities in 2019.

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    Boat Tours

    Coming Soon

    There’s no better way to see Cork’s stunning coastline than getting out on the water. Launching in 2019, our daily boat tours will take in all the sights and sounds.

  • "Fancy cooling down with a cocktail as you gaze out over fishing boats and endless water? You won’t get better than at Pier 26 at Ballycotton Harbour, East Cork, made by James Walsh"

    Lucinda O’Sullivan, Food and Hospitality Critic

Upcoming events

  • Christmas Parties at Pier 26

    Now that November is upon us, its time to start planning your Christmas Party! Get in touch with us to discuss how we can make your night devastatingly delicious and full of Christmas caper. Small office party, big staff room or a get together with all the gang, we'll make it happen with delicious food, cocktails, music and entertainment to suit your group's vibe. Just get in touch! Menu prices starting from €28

  • Pier 26 Wild Game Night

    Pier 26 will be hosting a Wild Game Menu on Friday 30th of November, featuring locally shot game such as pheasant, rabbit and venison along with drinks pairings for each course. This 5 course menu is an evening not to be missed. Tickets €50 & can be purchased by calling 021-4646768 (book early to avoid disappointment) Live music to follow in Pier 26 Bar. Our courtesy car service will also be running to get you #ASpinHome safe and sound!

  • Pier 26 Opening Hours

    Our Restaurant & Bed and Breakfast are closed for the month of January. Pier 26 Bar is open 7 days as always

  • Ballycotton Seafood and Shanty Sunday 2nd June

    We’ll be taking part in the annual #SeafoodandShanty again this year serving Fish and Chips on the Pier in Ballycotton. Looks like another great line up! Come on down and join the fun. Sunday 2nd June between 2 - 5 pm for our 2019 Seafood & Shanty Ballycotton Family Fun Day. Enjoy Boat Trips around the bay with Ballycotton Sea Adventures or a trip to Ballycotton Lighthouse. Also on the cards you’ll find a Crab Derby, arts and crafts, live music and seafood Volcano Pizza's Lolo’s Kitchen, The Lobster Man, homemade cakes by the talented Breda Paul and of course we will be serving the freshest Fish and Chips. If that wasn’t enough we’ll be serving creamy cold 99 Ice-cream too. It’s all happening in Ballycotton

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