Wind: 18mph South Westerly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: -- , Sunrise: 07:19 IST, Sunset: 20:00 IST
Wednesday - Light Rain Showers
Maximum: 13C, Minimum: 10C
Wind: 22mph Southerly, Visibility: Moderate, Pollution: -- , Sunrise: 07:17 IST, Sunset: 20:02 IST
Thursday - Light Rain Showers
Maximum: 13C, Minimum: 10C
Wind: 21mph South Westerly, Visibility: Moderate, Pollution: -- , Sunrise: 07:14 IST, Sunset: 20:04 IST
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Situated about seven miles south-west of Skibbereen, over looking Roaringwater Bay and Carbery’s Hundred Isles, Baltimore is a small but very busy port and extremely popular sailing destination. It boasts an impressive history of boat building (circumnavigator Connor O’Brien’s The Saoirse was built there ) and there is a world class sailing school in the village.
The harbour and islands have a wide reputation amongst dinghy sailors and yachtsmen as an unbeatable source of relaxation and fun. Indeed with its clean waters warmed by the Gulf stream and sheltered harbour, Baltimore is a magnet for fans of every kind of water-sport. There are even whale watching excursions available form some angling charter boats.
The surrounding area is dotted with places of interest, including the magnificent navigational Beacon at the entrance to the harbour, the remains O’Driscoll Castle, Dun na Sea, the islands of Cape Clear and Heir and the unique inland sea-water lake, Lough Hyne.
The village itself is bustling and friendly, with numerous shops, restaurants and pubs. Baltimore also has a full calendar of festivals and event, many of which celebrate the villages maritime history – the Wooden Boat festival, Seafood Festival, Sea Angling Festival and the Baltimore, Cape Clear and Sherkin Regattas to name just a few.
In truth Baltimore is a mariner’s dream destination. Almost all aspects of daily life and celebration seem to revolve around the sea. With a wealth of different marine based opportunities to indulge in and a community who have lived by the waters throughout their history it is somewhere that any and every member of the yachting and boating fraternity should visit at least once in their life.
Baltimore Yacht Charters' deluxe house is only 100m from the pier where you board the yacht and has beautiful views across the harbour to Sherkin Island. Located close to the shops, bars and restaurants of Baltimore, the 3-storey house (pictured 4th from the right) sleeps nine people in four bedrooms. Free broadband makes it an ideal choice if you need to keep in touch with the office.
The Waterfront, Baltimore, is a relaxed family run establishment comprising of rooms, 3 restaurants and a bar. It is owned by the Jacob family who look forward to welcoming you during your trip to the beautiful Baltimore village in the South West of Ireland.
The Waterfront is made up of The Waterfront Guesthouse, Jacob’s Bar, The LookOut Restaurant and is associated to our family budget restaurant, La Jolie Brise Pizza & Grill .
The Waterfront as its name suggests is located in the heart of Baltimore village and enjoys stunning views of Baltimore Bay and harbour from its vantage point within the sheltered village square.
All rooms are en-suite and are built to the highest specifications. Rooms are pleasantly decorated with a scattering of antique and contemporary furniture. Our aim is to combine the charm and relaxed atmosphere of West Cork and Baltimore with affordable and comfortable up to date accommodation for all the family to enjoy.
Sherkin Island good shelter in a northwest wind. There is a pontoon barge on the shore below the newly renovated Sherkin Island Hotel, which is less crowded than Baltimore. The island is well worth a visit. The Jolly Roger is the place to go - good food and craic!
A major attraction on the island is the Sherkin Island Marina at DÃºn-na-Long Castle, just 50 yards from "The Islander's Rest". This facility is available from mid-May to mid-September (weather permitting). It provides facilities for the seafarer which include mooring, electricity and water, food and refreshment at The Islander's Rest
Looking out over the harbours mouth Le Jolie Brise is located in a most ideal setting for visitors to enjoy the beautiful views and activities of Baltimore harbour while relaxing and enjoying good food and wine.
Specializing in Pizzas, Grills and Vegetarian Dishes Le Jolie Brise is the perfect restaurant to savor good food and service while visiting West Cork and Baltimore.
As the vast majority of our customers are visiting tourists and Irish holiday makers we make it our policy to make each customers visit a special event. We strive to give our customers that special "holiday feeling" and to leave them with a lasting impression.
We are open for early breakfast and stay open till late in the in the evening ....... so you can watch the sun go down on Baltimore harbour while sampling our fine food, at affordable prices.
Young families and children are very welcome all year round.
The LookOut Restaurant opened in Summer 2008 and is situated upstairs over Jacob’s Bar enjoying spectacular views of Baltimore Bay & the Islands from its 25 foot panoramic window.
The restaurant is furnished in French walnut, is clean and contemporary in its lines and is accentuated by a large French granite fire place at the top of the room. The Lookout has its own fully licensed bar where guests can enjoy a drink before dinner.
Our aim in The LookOut Restaurant is to provide high quality well produced uncomplicated food at very reasonable prices in a relaxed informal environment. The style of food ranges from fresh fish of the day to half guinea fowl or steak & homemade chips to grilled lobster.
The Lookout Restaurant is now open Friday & Saturday nights from 6.30pm until 01st October. We will reopen for Christmas & New Year. The Summer Season begins Easter 2012.
Children are welcome. For reservations please call 028-20600 / 087-9683748 or email
This part of the south west coast of Ireland is dotted with islands, many of which are now uninhabited, perfect for peaceful sailing holidays. Others, including Cape Clear, Sherkin and Heir Islands, have ferry access to the mainland.
The Fastnet Rock, west of Cape Clear, is Ireland's most southerly lighthouse and marks the halfway point in the famous biannual Fastnet Race for yachts.
Castletownshend, Schull, Goleen and Crookhaven are just some of the West Cork towns and villages to which Inishbeg sails on day charters. On weekend sailing holidays, Bantry, Glengarriff and Bere Island are within easy reach. Cruising further north to the Skelligs and Dingle is possible if you have a week or more aboard the yacht.
Your sailing holiday in West Cork, Ireland will be aboard Inishbeg, a brand new Bavaria 50, the flagship of the Bavaria range. A 50-footer, Inishbeg is designed for comfort and performance. Accommodation on board is luxurious and the safety, communications and navigation technology is top of the range.
Jean and Peter Perry moved to the Glebe with their 4 young daughters in 1989. Market gardeners in their native England, the Perrys were attracted to West Cork and decided to make their home in Baltimore.
'Shelter from those cold Atlantic winds was our first priority', says Jean, 'so we planted the hedges first.'
The Waved Hedge is now a feature of Glebe Gardens where the emphasis is on organic gardening methods. As the Gardens mature, Jean and Peter look to the future with a new Amphitheatre in the Meadow and a Café by the Courtyard.
5 acres of organic gardens. From courtyard to potager, cut flower garden to wild flower meadow, there is something to interest everyone. A peaceful and tranquil garden running down to the sea.
Atlantic Boating Services Pontoon Facility operates from May to October. We normally have twenty berths. In good weather we can handle an additional 10 boats.
We are now Ireland's newest Suzuki Outboard Dealer. Contact us for the best deal on the best 4 stroke or 2 stroke engines available
Our new, purpose built shop will be West Cork's centre for all your boating and watersports needs plus chandlery and marine clothing.
Atlantic Boating Services offers a wide range of WETSUITS for Men, Ladies, and Children. Below is a small sample of the ranges we carry.
Atlantic Boating Services New and Used Boat Sales has been appointed the sole distributor for Zeppelin Boats for Ireland. This brand of RIBs and inflatables have been making waves throughout the boating industry for over 20 years.
Great angling for all kinds of fish from our fully equipped Orkney 16's. We can point out the best spots to try and supply any equipment you require.
The Baltimore Harbour Hotel an AA/RAC 3 star Hotel which is situated overlooking the harbour and the islands in the charming village of Baltimore in the heart of West Cork.
The Hotel offers 64 bedrooms including family rooms and luxury suites that overlook the harbour. A recent addition to the hotel is our three bedroom luxury suites that are ideal for larger families or Groups.
The Hotels award winning restaurant offers superb cuisine for which West Cork is renowned while the Hotels fully equipped state of the art Health & Leisure centre helps our guests relax and unwind.
We had encountered rough weather so came in for recharge.
We had encountered rough weather so came in for recharge.