Top 9 Things to do in Schull, Ireland

December 6, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Schull in Ireland, from Europe region, is best know for Beaches. Discover best things to do in Schull with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Schull

1. Barleycove Beach

Schull, Ireland +353 28 71766
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
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5 based on 170 reviews

Barleycove Beach

Reviewed By Aoife O - Dublin, Ireland

Super clean beach! Good car park for busy summer days. Toilets in good condition considering location. Lifeguards keeping watch and super important blue flag flying high!

2. Altar Wedge Tomb

Schull, Ireland
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Altar Wedge Tomb

Reviewed By MickFlicks - Charlotte, NC

The tomb itself is interesting - 4000+ years old. However the best part is the view out over the water. Lots of rocks and cliffs. Sun sets across the bay, which makes this a lovely end-of-day spot.

3. Fastnet Lighthouse

Schull, Ireland +353 28 71766
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
4%
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5 based on 25 reviews

Fastnet Lighthouse

Reviewed By Sure T - Dublin, Ireland

We took the Fastnet Tour, with stops on the way out and back at Clear Island. Everyone loved it and our party was mixed including the elderly and very small children.
The rock itself is amazing. The staff on the boats are lovely. Clear Island is beautiful. We saw dolphins on the way back in.
It takes the bulk of the day, 11am - 5pm, although you can do shorter trips to Clear Island and back by lunchtime, leaving out the Fastnet leg of the journey.

4. Whyte Bookshop

Main Street, Schull, Ireland +353 28 27606
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Whyte Bookshop

Reviewed By maried642 - Dublin, Ireland

Whytes is a place to escape to. You walk in the door and are immediately in an atmosphere of calm and relaxation. From the 'blind date' books to the personal recommendations this is the best book shop in Ireland. Whats unique about the recommendations is that from Reading the descriptions you know if the book will suit your mood as well as your taste. The staff are also second to none. If you like books and you're in Cork its a must see.

5. Cape Clear Island

Clear Island, Baltimore, Ireland +353 28 39135
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 145 reviews

Cape Clear Island

Reviewed By TSoma - Sydney, Australia

We spent 2 nights in the yurts on the island. The hiking walks were beautiful and challenging in parts. The locals were incredibly friendly and happy to chat.
The pub was very cool. The food was awesome - we went 2 nights in a row !!
Even on a wild and windy day we still had a ball. Was a highlight of our Ireland trip.

6. Cape Clear Ferry

Schull Pier, Schull, Ireland +353 87 389 9711
Excellent
75%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Cape Clear Ferry

Ferries to Cape Clear Island daily from Baltimore pier and during the summer months from Schull pier (June-August). Day tour to the Iconic Fastnet Rock Lighthouse & Cape Clear Island

Reviewed By TravellingShopper18 - Ottawa, Canada

On an impromptu basis, on September 18, we decided to drive to Baltimore from Clonakilty to do the Fastnet Boat Tour. We checked the fastnettour.com website that showed September 18 as green, meaning that the tour was a go. So we drove the hour down to Baltimore, arriving an hour plus early, as specified by the website.
We found the pier easily, but couldn't find a soul to ask about the tour. We found a few locals at the pier, who didn't seem to want to be bothered with us, but one finally suggested that we talk to the Harbour Master. We went into the Harbour Master's office. The man in the office couldn't be bothered to raise his head from his computer to acknowledge us. Dealing with us was deferred to the woman in the office who told us that we'd have to wait and talk to the Cape Clear ferry operator when he arrived around 10:30-10:45 am. We continued to wait and finally around 10:45, the ferry rounded the Sherkin Island.
After the ferry came along side and the arriving passengers disembarked, we asked the young man who was working on the ferry (who was helping passengers with the baggage) about the Fastnet Boat Tour. He simply said, it's not running. We expressed surprise because the website had said that it was running. He just said it's not running. We then asked about if we went ahead and went to Cape Clear Island when we'd be able to return to the Mainland. He hesitated and then said 5 o'clock, however, the doubt he expressed left us concerned if we'd be able to get back to the Mainland.
I cannot tell you how disappointed we were that we were not able to take this tour, but more than that, we were frustrated with the lack of accurate information on the website, and the sparsity of helpful and informed individuals to guide out of town visitors.
Inerestingly, a few hours after we left Balitmore we observed that the tour was still marked as green!

7. Schull Country Market

Pier Road, Carpark | Schull, Co Cork, Schull, Ireland +353 83 440 4199
Excellent
78%
Good
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5 based on 9 reviews

Schull Country Market

Local food and craft market, held every Sunday from Easter to the end of September. Fabulous selection of local artisan produce and crafts, great atmosphere a lovely friendly market. Music most weekends.

Reviewed By rory j - cork

Good place to catch and buy local foods and fare with entertainment as well. Plently to choose from and a lovely setting overlooking the HarbourThanks for the great review Rory, we try hard to make the market as friendly and inviting as possible and are very thankful for people that take the time to help promote us. Thanks again and hopefully see you here next year.

8. Schull Planetarium

Colla Road, Schull, Ireland +353 28 28315
Excellent
62%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
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4 based on 17 reviews

Schull Planetarium

This is the only Planetarium in the republic of Ireland. The shows held here show star constellations and stargazing tips. The Planetarium is a community run operation and is well worth a visit. The Planetarium shows are given by young, fresh and enthusiastic students from the college making it very entertaining.

Reviewed By Claire D

Best experience of my (rather rainy) recent trip to Schull. Entry fees were cheap and the star show came with engaging and informative commentary from a very charming and knowledgeable local student. Five stars!

9. Schull Sea Safari

Schull Harbour, Schull P81 XY09, Ireland
Schull Sea Safari

Daily Sea Safari departing from Schull and Colla Pier, offering a unique experience of West Cork and its Islands from the sea. We are located in the centre of Roaring Water Bay's Special Area of Conservation and designated whale and dolphin sanctuary, and our tours will bring you up close and personal with the treasures the Atlantic Ocean has to offer you. Our proximity to the gulf stream and richness of the waters around us mean our tour allow you to experience all manner of marine life, from playful Dolphins to enormous majestic whales and many a fin and flippered creature in between (depending on if they want to come out and play). We can also offer a visit our local Seal colony where at low tide we can watch them resting on the rocks and splashing into the water to swim out to watch us. Being out at sea further offers us an unparalleled position to spot the bird life. Our tours stop at local Islands Cape Clear or Sherkin Island for local refreshments and unspoiled scenery.

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