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A rolling landscape of green hills and rugged bays, there are few better places to go camping than Cork. Offering a range of options to suit all sorts of campers – from affordable and eco-friendly to luxury glamping – whatever you’re into, you’ll find your ideal rural retreat in the West of Ireland.
The beauty of Cork is its remoteness, but it’s also very accessible – fast highways link the urban hubs of Dublin and Cork, making it ideal for campervans. As you’d expect, the campsites vary in their cost, location and quality. Some budget campsites are ideal for family holidays, while some glamping spots are conveniently located by the sea. Here’s our essential guide to the best places for camping near Cork.
If you consider yourself more of a glamper than a camper, Cape Clear Island, located in the far west of Cork, is the ideal spot. Composed of luxury yurts with expansive sea views, it’s one of the most unique camping experiences in the county. This Gaelic-speaking island is as rural as it gets. Hop on the 45-minute ferry from Baltimore to enjoy unparalleled seclusion.