Schull in West Cork
Schull in West Cork is a haven of sandy beaches and natural beauty
Situated at the heart of the Mizen Peninsula surrounded by sandy secluded beaches and areas of outstanding beauty, Schull is a modern coastal village that typifies all that is great about West Cork. Its sheltered harbour and coastal location make it popular summer destination for recreational boating with a sailing school and a number sailing festivals and regattas throughout the summer. Not surprising watersports are a key attraction.
There is much more to Schull and its surrounds than its beautiful beaches, scenic coastline and the many waterbased activities that go with it. The village itself is a perfect blend of old local traditions with a modern cosmopolitan style. Local homely pubs and shops nestle in beside modern cafes and West Cork restaurants carrying a distinct international vibe. It is one of the few towns in Ireland to boast a planetarium (a gift given by a generous visitor) tennis courts and a ferry port for island hopping to any of Carberys Hundred Isles. The surrounding countryside is rich in archaeological heritage, abundant wildlife and stunning scenery and offers many land based West Cork activities. A number of scenic coastal roads located off the beaten track offer alternative views of the surrounding countryside, perfect to explore on foot or bicycle, on horseback or by car.
Like many towns in West Cork, food and the arts feature heavily. Its fine food tradition can be seen in the many restaurants and weekly farmers market. It boasts a unique mix of festivals, the two most noted being Calves Week devoted to sailing and the Fastnet Short Film Festival in which cafes and noted buildings in the village are temporarily transformed into makeshift cinemas.
Located by the coast with access to the stunning secluded scenery of the Mizen region only 32mins by car from Irelands most southerly point Mizen Head, this village with its own modern yet homely twist is only 30 minutes drive from Skibbereen and a visit very high on your lists of things to do in West Cork . When choosing from the selection hotels in County Cork or hotels near Schull in West Cork, look no further than the West Cork Hotel. The West Cork Hotel is ideally situated as your Skibbereen accommodation for any visit to the Mizen Peninsula and village of Schull.