Enjoying a commanding view of the harbour, Beacon Shore Guesthouse is within easy reach of everything in the village and only 50 metres from the seafront.
We offer B&B accommodation in comfortable en suite rooms and a full Irish breakfast. Free WiFi is available to our guests. Baltimore is located on the scenic West Cork coast and is renowned for its watersports, from diving to sailing and it's excellent fishing.
If you want to enjoy your own space during your stay in Baltimore. We also provide a self-catering option as well, located in the heart of Baltimore village.
The guest house's six twin or double-bedded bedrooms each have a private bathroom (or shower) en suite, TV and telephone. Most have excellent views of the sea and harbour.
Breakfast is served in the large dining room which enjoys a superb panoramic view across the harbour to Sherkin Island and beyond.
Off the lobby of the guesthouse is the residents' lounge. It is here guests can unwind after a busy day and enjoy the tea and coffee facilities available free of charge.
Sleeps seven in three rooms. Just a short walk from the village square, sea and harbour. Next to tennis courts. Weekly rental from €650 to €700 (includes normal use of electricity). Open-plan kitchen/living room with the wood burning stove. Fitted kitchen with washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, microwave, cooker. Bedrooms: two double, one three-bedded with wash hand basin. Bathroom: WC bath with separate electric shower. downstairs WC. Electric central heating.
Baltimore is a picturesque fishing port on Ireland's beautiful south west coast. It is a lively village with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and pubs and restaurants to suit every taste. Watched over by the ancient castle of the O'Driscolls, Baltimore has had a long and exciting history in which pirates, sea battles and shipwrecks have all featured prominently. Today the mood is altogether peaceful as Baltimore welcomes visitors from all over the world.
The magnificent natural harbour lends itself to watersports of all kinds. Baltimore is a well-known centre for sea angling and diving. There are two sailing schools and it is a favourite port of call for yachts of all nationalities. Westwards lie the enchanting islands of Cape Clear, Sherkin and Heir Island, whose fine sandy beaches can be reached by a short ferry trip from Baltimore pier. A little farther out to sea stands one of the most famous of all seafaring landmarks, the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.
The nearness of the Gulf Stream is apparent in the mild climate and profusion of subtropical plants in gardens and hedgerows. Nearby Lough Hyne, a magical sea loch cradled by wooded hillsides, has the distinction of being Ireland's first marine nature reserve. At sea, whale and dolphin watching is increasingly popular, while two activities that can be enjoyed without leaving land are horse riding and golf.