The Mizen Peninsula  -  Goleen  -  Crookhaven  -  Barleycove  -  Mizen Head

Barleycove Beach

Barleycove is a large sand beach backed by sand dunes. the sand dunes were thrown up in the tidal wave which swept Europe after the earthquake in Lisbon 1n 1755. Today the dunes have been partially eroded but are protected like much of the coastal area round this area as European designated Special Areas of Conservation. The road goes to the east of the beach across a causeway bisecting Lissagriffin Lakes and at the t -junction you turn left to Mizen Head.