Baltimore is in the heart of what author Peter Somerville-Large in The Coast of West Cork describes as ‘one of the best and safest sailing grounds for small boats in the British Isles’. The superb natural harbour is perfect for windsurfers and dinghy sailors. It also provides a safe anchorage and Baltimore is a favourite port of call for yachtsmen cruising the southwest coast or on passage across the Atlantic. There is an active sailing club and a full range of facilities for visiting yachts and powerboats. A holiday at Baltimore can also be an opportunity to learn to sail and courses are held throughout the summer.
Ireland’s southwest coast has some of the best cruising waters in western Europe. Yacht charter, with or without a skipper, offers sailors and non-sailors alike the opportunity to enjoy them. The shelter of Carbery's Hundred Isles also creates a unique inshore cruising ground with a variety of harbours and quiet anchorages.