When you visit Cork, you will be delighted to find there is no shortage of things to do in the area. From the moment you land in the Cork Airport and make the short trip north to Cork city, you will be flooded with options of delightful activities to pursue.

Cork is a particularly fun place for those interested in having some fun in the water, since maritime activities are so essential to the lives of many locals. You will find that County Cork offers a wealth of maritime activities. These include deep sea fishing, with the chance to catch yourself a shark, scuba diving and snorkeling, and of course, cruises and yacht charters for those who simply want to relax out on the water. In addition you will find many local venues for canoeing, sailing excursions and even windsurfing.

If you prefer to confine your enjoyment of water to the shore, there are several beaches along the shore as well as lovely coves and pleasant inlets that provide additional privacy for sunbathers, swimmers and snorkeling enthusiasts. Or you can choose a patrolled beach and enjoy surfing and body-boarding on for size!

If you would prefer to avoid the water altogether, why not try bird watching? Cork offers a wealth of avian life. You can hope to spot terns, gannet, cormorant and many other sea birds; there are sanctuary cliffs to be observed, or you might combine the water and your bird watching and take a boat up the Brandon river to observe sandpipers, curlew, herons and more.

Ireland is, of course, a popular golfing venue as well, and you will find a wealth of golfing opportunities in Cork, or you might want to try your hand at pony trekking, hiking, cycling, and much more. There are so many attractions in Cork City that renting a car from Cork Airport is a must. When it comes to activities in Cork, you won’t be disappointed!