Cobh-East Cork & Crosshaven

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The Charter Boats
Cobh-East Cork & Crosshaven you will find our charter boats are first class, these are experienced skippers and offer some of the best fishing form this area.

Fishing in the rich offshore waters of south-west Ireland, skippers specialise in wreck, reef and shark angling. Even in the worst of weather, anglers can fish for rays, flatfish and conger in the extensive and sheltered waters of Cobh harbour.

Cork Harbour is one of the biggest natural harbours in the world. It offers sheltered fishing in all but the strongest winds and there is a wealth of species that can be found inside the harbour. During small boat competitions, nearly all of the species can be caught within the safety of the harbour. There is something for every type of sea angler - specimens are common and there are several Irish records that have been caught here. Fish in one of the most natural harbours in the world.

Great Sea Angling from marks such as the Smiths Rock, Daunt Rock, Aud, Power Head, Polack Buoy, BaIIywilliam Rock, and many more. Great range of species such as Conger, Ling, Pollack, Cod, Whiting, Ballan Wrasse, Cuckoo Wrasse, Rockling, Blond Ray, Thorn Back Ray, Plaice etc

There's loads to see and do around in this region: the Sirius Arts Centre (see picture on right) is located in the old yacht club building in Cobh, a historic structure of great note.


Fishing around Cobh-East Cork & Crosshaven

Fishing around Cobh-East Cork & Crosshaven

Sirius Arts Centre


At Cobh-East Cork & Crosshaven we proudly offer the following different types of accommodation, these ranging from quality hotel through to quality guesthouses all at very affordable prices.

Loughcarrig House, Ballinacurra, Midleton, County CorkEast Cork Angling Centre
Loughcarrig House, Ballinacurra,
Midleton, County Cork

Brian Byrne and his wife, Cheryl, run the East Cork Angling Centre situated at Midleton.They provide anglers with comfortable accommodation and fine food at their Georgian house, Loughcarrig. There is full central heating, drying rooms, freezer facilities and a bait store. The house has extensive private gardens and is ideally placed close to Cork Airport and the ferryport.

Each room is superbly appointed with wonderful views and, of course, en-suite facilities. A freshly cooked hearty breakfast awaits you, before your day, whether its to be Bird Watching, Angling or merely exploring this beautiful unspoilt region.

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Bella Vista Hotel, CobhBella Vista Hotel & Self-catering Suites
Bella Vista, one of the finest of hotels in Cobh, offers superior accommodation in the beautiful harbour town of Cobh, County Cork. This luxury Cobh hotel is an old Victorian-style house, which has been completely and sensitively renovated to provide the perfect combination of modern comfort with traditional style and hospitality. Bella Vista majestically overlooks the picturesque heritage town of Cobh. Only a 40-minute drive from two beautiful sandy Blue-Flag beaches and the well-known family activity centre of Trabolgan. Cobh it is also a great portal to the rest of the East Cork region, West Cork, and to the surrounding counties.

Each of the 18 en-suite guest rooms and 10 self catering suites are superbly furnished and individually decorated. Each room has its own individual character and décor and boast satellite television and tea- & coffee-making facilities. The hotel offers a laundry service and also provide a mailing and fax service and free internet access. Guest can avail of the free WIFI service and bait, rod & catch storage service. Most of the rooms offer breathtaking panoramic views of the world's second largest natural harbour, where many cruise liners anchor ship and the ill-fated Titanic docked on its maiden, and final, voyage. There is also a wonderful Chinese & European restaurant offering quality food at the right price and a fully licenced late night bar.

Boat hire for deep sea anglers, Cobh
For the fisherman: Bella Vista has a small fleet of new Warrior 165 boats for self drive fishing, which are fully equipped, fully insured and are docked three minutes walk from the hotel. Fully fitted GPS, fish finders, VHF Radio & full safety equipment on board. Rods can be supplied including tackle bait etc. Skippered charter boats are also available for hire.

The hotel is situated in a quiet area only a 3-minute walk from the picturesque town centre. Cobh and the East Cork region offer a range of activities for every taste - water sports, golfing, angling, walking & hiking trails, museums, theatre, cinema, concerts, Irish 'ceoil & craic' sessions, as well as a range of historical sites and the infamous Fota Wildlife Park. Cobh itself is a mere 20-minute drive from Cork City - Ireland's second largest city and 2005's European Capital of Culture.

Harleys Bed & Breakfast, Cobh, IrelandThe Bella Vista Hotel also has a sister guesthouse called Harley's B&B which is based in the town centre. All rooms are en-suite and delightfully decorated, with luxury and comfort in mind. All have harbour views and are equipped with direct dial telephone, T.V., tea- and coffee-making facilities, and are furnished to the highest standards. The guestrooms in Harley's offer superb harbour views – you will be able to view Cobh Harbour and look across to Spike Island and The Old Head of Kinsale all from the comfort of your bed.

Evening meals are available on request – either delivered to you at Harleys or at the nearby sister hotel the Bella Vista House Hotel. Harley’s guests enjoy the same privileges as Bella Vista House Hotel guests and can avail themselves of Bella Vista’s Resident’s Bar and Lounge.

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Whispering Pines Hotel a comprehensive sea angling centre at Crosshaven, County CorkNOT AVAILABLE FOR 2010: Whispering Pines Hotel a comprehensive sea angling centre at Crosshaven, County Cork
This hotel is ideally placed as a base for sea anglers and for touring the Cork-Kerry countryside..... said to be Ireland's premier tourist region. It is an angler's paradise, offering wreck, reef and shark fishing for the boat angler. Shore-fishers will find a diversity of marks on the indented coastline.

The Twomey family have been welcoming guests for the past thirty years and offer value, warmth and traditional Irish hospitality.

The 15 hotel bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, colour TV, direct-dial telephones, beverage making facilities and enjoy panoramic views of Crosshaven which is a lively centre of marine activity. Guests will enjoy the wholesome, home cooked meals, made from the freshest of ingredients and then perhaps, a quiet drink can be taken in the Lifeboat Bar?

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Whispering Pines Hotel......... the sea angling boatsWhispering Pines Hotel.........
the sea angling boats

There are three purpose-built 43 foot Aqua Stars, capable of 25 knots, each able to accommodate up to 12 persons. The skippers are extremely knowledgeable and very helpful to novice anglers, as they are to the more skilled sea fisherman..