Clifftop Walk from Owenahincha to Warren Strand

Today was such an incredibly beautiful autumn day with clear skies and warm sunshine, that it just begged to be spent outdoors. We thought we were going to do a woodland walk and take in some of the beautiful autumn colours but instead found ourselves on a beach.

The entire clifftop walk is safely fenced off

We parked at Owenahincha and walked over the mountain via the Cliff Top Walk. It is a lovely path, not too steep, but not buggy friendly, giving spectacular views over the Atlantic.

The kids all resting at the crest waiting for the photographer to catch up

Once you pass over top and start descending to Warren Strand, you can see Rosscarbery and the Celtic Ross and lagoon in the distance and the gorgeous blue flag beach spread out below. Such a treat to get a blue sky day like this on a Sunday to recharge everyone for the school week ahead

Beautiful views of Warren Strand from the top.

In Summer, to give an extra dimension to a beach day, we might remember to park in Owenahincha and walk ourselves over to the beach. That might also make parking easier as at the height of summer, competition for parking at Warren Strand can be ferocious.

Dipping toes in the ocean at Warren Strand.

Warren Strand is one of West Cork’s finest blue flag beaches. During peak season the beach always has a lifeguard on duty and also has toilet facilities.

The tidal estuary at Warren Strand

The Pier on the Western side of the beach is a popular angling spot and also famous for its feature appearance in the movie ‘Young Offenders’

Beautiful views across the Atlantic on the walk back to the car