Baltimore is a fishing village in the picturesque region of West Cork, the final stop on the 2,500 km (1,500 mile) Wild Atlantic Way. Thanks to the nearness of the ocean the area enjoys a mild climate, while the natural harbour is well sheltered by islands of the archipelago known as Carbery’s Hundred Isles with its labyrinth of sheltered anchorages and secret coves. The main islands of the group are all accessible by ferry from Baltimore pier. Cork city with its airport and ferryport is 100 km (60 miles) away and the busy market town of Skibbereen is 11 km (7 miles). Nearby is the unique sea lake Lough Hyne, Ireland’s first marine nature reserve.