|Things to do in Baltimore, West Cork|
Much of the action at Baltimore takes place on the water. Deep sea angling gives you the chance to test your mettle against some of the biggest fish in Irish waters. Kayaking is a fascinating and satisfying way to explore the creeks and inlets of the beautiful West Cork coastline. For a more in-depth look try diving or snorkelling – Baltimore boasts some of the most spectacular dive sites in the country. The area is well known to yachtsmen, but even complete novices can experience the pleasures of sailing here on one of the skippered charter yachts, while the unique geography of the area makes it equally suitable for powerboat enthusiasts. Whale and wildlife watching is another major attraction, thanks to the numbers of whales, dolphins and other marine animals that pass close inshore off this corner of West Cork.
However, those who prefer to stay on dry land are not short of alternatives. Maybe you prefer riding a horse to riding the waves, or freshwater fishing to the deep sea version. There is an 18-hole golf course just up the road and other fine courses within comfortable reach. The beauty of the West Cork coast and countryside make this popular walking country and a paradise for amateur painters and photographers. There are magnificent sandy beaches in the area, especially on Sherkin and Heir islands. And in case you want to keep in shape without leaving the village there is a fully equipped leisure centre and indoor pool in Baltimore itself.
Some pursuits involve a bit of physical exertion; others merely ask you to soak up the beauty of your surroundings or gaze in awe at the wonders of nature. Whether you are an expert at an activity or a mere beginner you will feel equally at home, and under the eye of experienced instructors Baltimore is the perfect place to try something new.