Baltimore is in the region of southwest Ireland known as West Cork. This is the extreme southern tip of the country, nearest to the Gulf Stream. Baltimore has a large natural harbour, but within a few minutes of leaving the pier you are passing the beacon at the harbour's mouth and into the open sea. The shelter of numerous islands to the west means fishing is often possible even in poor weather. The village is popular with holidaymakers so there is plenty of accommodation and a good assortment of pubs and restaurants. Some of them are clustered around the village square (more a triangle really) which overlooks the harbour. Relax here with a drink after the day's fishing and enjoy the spectacular view across sea and islands towards Mizen Head, the 'land's end' of Ireland. You won't find any shopping malls in Baltimore but there is a small supermarket with ATM while the nearby market town of Skibbereen caters for every need.

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