Harbour View Beach,
Harbour View is the very first beach that you meet on the Wild Atlantic Way road if you start in Kinsale and drive out the R600. It is part of Courtmacsherry bay, and it is a pretty beach with some old railway sleepers used as barriers for the tide that are very picturesque. It faces out into the Atlantic of course, and can get lashed by storms in the winter, but it is beautiful all year round. It is used by walkers, dog-walkers, horse-riders, surfers, sand-castle builders, runners, kayakers, kite-surfers, kite flyers, hurlers, footballers, sand artists and even the occasional brave swimmer.
What you may not realise by walking along Harbour View beach is that it is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) with wonderful flora and a very important bird sanctuary. The wetlands are at the back of the beach over the sand-dunes and stretch under the causeway that is also part of the R600 up as far as Kilbrittain. We the friends of Harbour View Beach have set up this website to tell you a little more about this beautiful area. Feel free to contact us via our Facebook site if you have any questions while we are building out our website.
Many thanks - Chairde Garranefeen.