Official tourism website for Cork, Ireland

One of Ireland's most remote beaches, Silver Strand is on the western side of Sherkin Island, in Roaring Water Bay. You can take a 15 minute ferry ride from Baltimore (€12 return for adults) which will land you on the eastern side of the island. Silver Strand is a 30-40 minute walk from there and is worth every step.

The turquoise blue waters of the Wild Atlantic are enough on their own to justify the journey, but the golden sand and sense of isolation make this one of Ireland’s most uniquely beautiful beaches.

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