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Barley Cove

Barleycove is the name of townland and beach in County Cork, Province of Munster, on the south coast of Ireland. It is said to be one of the better beaches in West Cork, if not Ireland. It is situated close to Mizen Head on the Mizen Peninsula.


The area surrounding Barley Cove is one of great natural beauty and is very popular during the summer months. The beach itself has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation by the European Union, due to the variety of wildlife and interesting habitats present in the sand dunes.

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Taken on August 10, 2006