The first village on the southern start of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, Ballinspittle is a delightful and lively village. Situated near two award-winning Blue flag beaches there’s a great choice of outdoor pursuits… surfing, body-boarding, kayaking and cycling among others.
     This colourful, friendly village has everything you need - a butcher, baker, café, pub and other shops.
From the village you can stroll through the children’s playground on a walk that will take you to the woods, which were once part of Garrettstown Estate. There are two marked trails, or you can follow the spur route to Templetrine Church and graveyard (1700’s).

     Ballinspittle offers an opportunity to see hurling (Ireland’s national sport) or football being played, at a local level, on the village pitch. Walk the wild beaches and cliffs that look over the spectacular Old Head of Kinsale, home to a multitude of birds, seals and wildlife.
     The Old Head of Kinsale is a remarkably dramatic piece of Ireland, protruding more than two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Climb the steps of the Old Head Signal Tower, a Signature Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way; look across to where the RMS Lusitania was famously sunk in 1915. From the tower you get a magnificent view of the whole of ‘Courtmacsherry Bay Area’, the Old Head and more. This recently renovated tower is two hundred years old, the iPhone of that era, communicating around the coastline of Ireland.

     For golf enthusiasts you could not get better… The Old Head of Kinsale is home to a world-class, 18-hole golf links. This spectacular golf course was built on the headland looking onto the lighthouse.
     To the north of Ballinspittle lies the charming village of Ballinadee and nearby Kilmacsimon Quay on the Bandon River. This hinterland offers the visitor varying accommodation, quaint pubs and outdoor activities galore…

Come enjoy a truly Irish experience..!
Windsurfer at Garretstown Beach
Windsurfer at Garretstown Beach
Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse
The Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse
Sea Kayaking in the Caves of Old Head of Kinsale
Sea Kayaking in the Caves of Old Head of Kinsale
  • (1)Old Head Signal Tower & Lusitania Memorial Garden (Open March-October 10am-6pm)
  • H2o Sea Kayaking, Garrettstown - 087 3931633
  • Old Head of Kinsale Golf Club - 021 4778444
  • GTown Surf School, Garrettstown - 087 8768549
  • Wild Atlantic Sports Bikes 087 1032317
  • Kinsale Surf Adventure - 083 1075757
  • Aisling Tours 087 7851865
  • Shore Fishing, Garrylucas, Garrettstown
  • Bosca Beatha Mobile Sauna - 086 0882377
  • Garrettstown House (1702) Historical house and holiday park - 021 4778156
  • DeCourcy  Castle (c13th), Ballinspittle
  • 9/11 Garden Of Remembrance, Ballinspittle
  • Kilgobbin Castle (c15th), Ballinspittle
  • Pitch and Putt, Garrylucas
  • Hardcourt  Tennis, Ballinspittle
  • Water Sports including kitesurfing & windsurfing
  • Woodland Walks, Ballinspittle, Garrettstown & area
  • Grotto, Ballinspittle (moving statue)
  • Whale Watching Old Head of Kinsale Playground, Ballinspittle
  • (2)Garrylucas – Blue Flag
  • (3)Garrettstown – Blue Flag
  • Beach Café, Garrylucas - 021 4778238
  • Hurleys Bar & Restaurant - 021 4778200
  • Old Head of Kinsale Golf Course Bar & Restaurant - 021 4778444
  • Speckled Door Bar & Restaurant - 021 4778243
  • The Blue Horizon Bar - 021 4778217
  • Sip Café, Ballinspittle - 087 9919617
  • Diva Boutique, Bakery & Café, Ballinspittle - 021 4778465
  • O’Donovan’s Bar, Ballinadee -021 4778279
  • Corcoran’s Bar, Ballinadee - 021 4778277
  • Hegarty-Collins Centra, Ballinspittle - 021 4778266
  • Barryroe Co-Op, Ballinspittle - 021 4778221
  • La Vie en Rose, Ballinspittle - 021 4708784