Between two craggy headlands on the Mizen Peninsula, Barleycove is a remote horseshoe of golden sand. A bracing walk in the fresh Atlantic air takes you to nearby Mizen Head, Ireland’s most southwesterly point.
The region has some of the country’s best weather, but the beach is rarely busy, though the sea is sometimes flecked with surfers enjoying the large waves.
Barleycove or Barley Cove is a bay and beach in County Cork, on the south coast of Ireland. It is situated close to Mizen Head on the Mizen Peninsula, with Crookhaven or Goleen being the nearest villages.
The area surrounding Barleycove is popular during the summer months. The beach itself has been designated as one of several Special Areas of Conservation in Ireland under the European Union’s Habitats Directive, due to the variety of wildlife and habitats in the sand dunes. Wikipedia