The Coomarkane Visitor Centre is ideally situated for walking and hiking or cycling to, or from. The valley is steeped in history, alive with wild life and a botanists dream. It is the only route in Glengarriff with a café on it.
The Glengarriff Nature reserve is on our doorstep with walking and cycling trails for all abilities. Stroll through some of Ireland's most ancient forest, watch out for dear, pine martens, red squirrels and mountain goats to name but a few.
Glengarriff village is a great place to shop, eat and listen to live music. There is a garage, post office, chemist, doctor's surgery, tourist information office, police station and restaurants.
Garnish Island (Ilnacullin Garinish or Garnish) is located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, in Southwest Ireland. Garnish is world renowned for its gardens which are laid out in beautiful walks and it has some stunning specimen plants which are rare in this climate.http://www.garnishisland.com/
The Ewe Garden is an eclectic collection of work from an artistic duo who have created a fabulous garden that winds through woodland and over waterfalls and is peppered with whimsical sculptures with a philosophical theme.
The unique exotic garden in one of the most attractive areas of Ireland. Situated in the mild climate of Glengarriff in the southwest. Thirty different species of bamboo surrounded by palms and other tropical plants, amidst of romantic paths and breathtaking views.
Fishing is available in Glengarriff's river's, a permit must be obtained, and a stocked lake, also a permit needed. There are well known places along the seashore to fish off the rocks.
Swimming in the sea at various locally known places, the Blue Pool, Zetland, Ellen's Rock to name a few. 'Pooleen' in Glengarriff's nature reserve is a popular place to swim in fresh water.