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Loughbeg is a small lake located in the south of Ireland, in County Cork. It is a popular tourist attraction, and is known for its beautiful scenery, with a picturesque view of the surrounding hills and mountains.

The lake is located within the Bantry Bay area, which is home to some of the most stunning coastal scenery in all of Ireland. It is surrounded by lush green countryside and is a great spot for a peaceful stroll or a picnic. The lake itself is small, measuring only about 1.5 km long and 0.5 km wide. It is fed by the River Bandon, which flows through the area.

Loughbeg has a rich history, with evidence of human activity in the area dating back to the Bronze Age. In more recent times, the lake was the site of a battle between the English and Irish forces during the 17th century. The battle was part of the Irish Confederate Wars, and resulted in a victory for the Irish.

Today, Loughbeg is a popular destination for anglers, who come to the lake to fish for pike, trout, and other species. The lake is also popular with boaters, who can take advantage of the lake’s calm waters. There are several boat launches located around the lake, as well as a few restaurants and pubs nearby.

Overall, Loughbeg is a beautiful spot for a day of relaxation and exploration. Its peaceful atmosphere and stunning scenery make it an ideal spot for a peaceful getaway.

Excursion tips for a day in Loughbeg

As a tourist in Loughbeg, Ireland, there are many activities that can be enjoyed in a single day. Here are some of the activities that you can do during your visit:

1. Visit the Loughbeg Bog Nature Reserve and take a guided tour of the area.
2. Take a boat tour of the Loughbeg Lough and explore the surrounding area.
3. Hike the trails of the Loughbeg Hills and take in the stunning views.
4. Visit the nearby Ballycotton Cliff Walk and take in the breathtaking views of the Irish Sea.
5. Take a stroll through the Loughbeg Village and explore the local shops and restaurants.
6. Visit the nearby Barryscourt Castle and take a guided tour of the castle grounds.
7. Enjoy a round of golf at the Loughbeg Golf Club.
8. Visit the nearby Cobh Heritage Centre and learn about the area's history.
9. Take a bike tour of the area and explore the local countryside.
10. Take a day trip to the nearby city of Cork and explore the city's sights and attractions.

Experience Loughbeg with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Loughbeg. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Loughbeg

Loughbeg in Ireland experiences a temperate maritime climate, with mild winters and cool summers. During the winter months, temperatures are usually around 6°C (43°F) during the day and drop to around 0°C (32°F) at night. Rainfall is common throughout the year, with the wettest months being December and January. Spring brings mild temperatures and a mix of sunshine and rain. Summer temperatures stay around 18°C (64°F) during the day and drop to around 10°C (50°F) at night. Autumn sees a gradual cooling off of temperatures, with the days cooling off to around 12°C (54°F) and nights to around 4°C (39°F). Overall, Loughbeg experiences mild temperatures year-round with plenty of rainfall.

Cruise weather for Loughbeg

Our weather forecast for Loughbeg helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 16.8 °C
min: 13.5 °C
23.8 m/s
40.0 m/s
88.9 %
20.3 m
91.2 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 14.4 °C
23.8 m/s
38.9 m/s
84.3 %
19.0 m
82.7 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 16.4 °C
min: 11.4 °C
28.8 m/s
31.0 m/s
57.8 %
24.1 m
81.0 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 17.4 °C
min: 12 °C
34.2 m/s
37.8 m/s
16.1 %
24.1 m
78.3 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 17.4 °C
min: 12.3 °C
22.0 m/s
23.0 m/s
65.6 %
24.1 m
74.6 %
1,024 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 16.9 °C
min: 13 °C
19.1 m/s
25.6 m/s
3.3 %
24.1 m
78.5 %
1,027 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 16.9 °C
min: 14.1 °C
11.9 m/s
11.5 m/s
20.4 %
24.1 m
73.8 %
1,025 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 17.1 °C
min: 14.4 °C
13.3 m/s
15.1 m/s
34.1 %
24.1 m
78.8 %
1,022 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 18.2 °C
min: 15.2 °C
25.2 m/s
30.2 m/s
90.3 %
24.1 m
86.5 %
1,023 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 18.9 °C
min: 15.6 °C
30.6 m/s
36.7 m/s
66.7 %
23.4 m
87.6 %
1,023 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 18.5 °C
min: 14.9 °C
31.7 m/s
42.1 m/s
63.8 %
22.5 m
90.9 %
1,020 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 18.7 °C
min: 16.7 °C
32.8 m/s
46.1 m/s
87.5 %
12.0 m
95.5 %
1,015 hPa

Cruises to Loughbeg

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Scheduled ship calls in Loughbeg, Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Silver Spirit 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 MS Nautica 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 25th 2024 Sunday, 25th of Aug. 2024 MS Amadea 11:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 Queen Mary 2 08:30 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 14th 2024 Monday, 14th of Oct. 2024 MS Artania 07:00 am 02:00 pm
May 15th 2025 Thursday, 15th of May 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 12th 2025 Thursday, 12th of Jun. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 9th 2025 Saturday, 9th of Aug. 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 11:30 am 06:30 pm
Aug. 17th 2025 Sunday, 17th of Aug. 2025 MS Vista 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 7th 2025 Sunday, 7th of Sep. 2025 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 05:30 pm
Sep. 11th 2025 Thursday, 11th of Sep. 2025 Norwegian Jewel 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 16th 2025 Tuesday, 16th of Sep. 2025 Queen Mary 2 08:00 am 06:00 pm

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