What to do in Kinsale
For those that want to get in some activities during their stay in Kinsale there is plenty to do. Walking Tours of Kinsale are available and usually depart from the Tourist Office, you can also head out yourself and take the wonderfully scenic Scilly Walk which takes you along the water finishing up at the Bulman (fab spot for lunch!) and you can go further up the hill and enjoy the ruins of Charles Fort with stunning views out into the harbour.
Other activities would include the Harbour Cruise which operates daily, you can also rent a boat (usually including Captain!) for those a bit more adventurous! Deep Sea Angling can be arranged locally with Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre, Kinsale Yacht Club and Oysterhaven Holiday & Activity Centre offer more nautically themed activities.
There are plenty of gym and crossfit classes taking place in Kinsale as well for anybody looking to get in a morning or evening workout while enjoying themselves too. Bicycle is available in Kinsale or if you prefer the 4 legged variety there is Horse Riding too in the local area.
History, Culture and Food in Kinsale
You can also take in some history, culture or learn more about Kinsale’s fantastic food with the following:
- Kinsale Ghost Tour
- Kinsale Food Tours
- World War 1 Memorial
- Don & Barry’s Historic Stroll
- Dermot Ryan’ Historic Town Walks
Beaches in the area
- The Dock Beach
- Sandycove Beach
- Garretstown Beach
- Garrylucas (White Strand) Beach
Any golfers will be spoilt rotten as the spectacular Old Head Golf Links is only 20 minutes from Kinsale. The Old Head accept green fee guests during their season from April to October, we would recommend booking in advance though as this is one of the most popular courses in Ireland! Locally, you have Kinsale Golf Club in Farrangalway while we would recommend Fota Island Resort, Castlemartyr and Cork Golf Club for anybody looking to tee it up within 40 minutes of Kinsale.