Probably our favourite site of all (and during this trip we visited every Caravan & Motorhome Club site in the Republic of Ireland)! We received a warm welcome on arrival, and we couldn’t believe our luck when our allocated pitch was directly on the water’s edge. It was absolutely beautiful! The staff were extremely helpful and told us about a fantastic walk up a mountain, which was accessible without needing to drive from the site. It took us most of the day, and we were rewarded with absolutely stunning views across the bay and the surrounding countryside. The site was very well organised, with the management regularly driving round and checking that all was in order. The pitches and hedges were immaculate, and despite being busy (it was bank holiday weekend in Ireland) there was quite a calm feel to the site. Although children were not permitted to play on bikes around the site, you could hear them having a wonderful time in the water. Dogs are not permitted on this site, nor on the surrounding walks. The showers were free, but there were only three (for ladies, and I think it was the same for the men) so you sometimes had to wait, but never for long. The WiFi was good and also free of charge. There are nice pubs and restaurants near the site, and a good supermarket/filling station at the entrance. This is a site that we will definitely come back to if we return to Ireland, and next time we will probably stay for more than three nights.
Eagle Point (REF : Z09)
Eagle Point Camping, Ballylickey, West Cork, Bantry, Republic of IrelandView on map
Why stay here ...
This stunning site is spacious and beautifully landscaped, with manicured pitches. It’s surrounded by lush greenery and picturesque mountains, and overlooks Bantry Bay on the south Cork coastline.
A play area and tennis courts can be used in fine weather, and a football field is set away from the pitches. Three TV lounges provide entertainment on rainy days, while the supermarket at the site entrance enables guests to stock up.
Eagle Point is a wonderful base for exploring the area, with access to the coast’s pebbly beaches and rock pools. There’s plenty of opportunity for water-based activities, from canoeing to sea fishing, and the local walking and cycling trails reward visitors with marvellous scenery. The historic Bantry House with its beautiful gardens is also on the site’s doorstep and well worth a visit.
Around and About
Bantry house and gardens (6.5 Km), Barleycove sandy beach (44Km), Cork (84Km), and Gougane Barra (21km), Garnish Island - and Glenarrif forest in Glengarriff (11Km), Golf at Bantry (6.5Km),
Latest arrival time - low: 8:00 PM
Latest arrival time - high: 9:00 PM
Earliest departure time - low: 7:00 AM
Earliest departure time - high: 7:00 AM
From Cork (100km)
N71 Cork to Bandon; R586 Bandon to Bantry; N71 Bantry to Glengarriff; Entrance opposite petrol station 6.4km from Bantry.
From Killarney: Towing Route (93km)
N22 Killarney to Macroom; R584 to Ballylickey Bridge; N71 to Glengarriff
- Distance to Calais: (kms)
- Lat 51.73931 / Lon -9.431082
- Michelin map no.
- Buses go to: Bantry
- Daily public transport within 2 kms