This is my second blog post on the charming Cobh Waterfront. The first one points east to the town, and this one is the opposite. What makes this worth writing is the leisure and less bustle of this walk. A tourist would find this interesting, to say the least, because he or she would see and have a feel of what domestic local life is in the Waterfront.
We are starting again on the Cruise Terminal and will head our way west. Just right across is the Cobh Heritage Centre, a historic museum of Cobh’s rich maritime past. If you are arriving by train, this is the first brick building that you will pass on your right as you walk to the town. Aside from the curious exhibit, there is also a restaurant and a gift shop inside. Please check their website here to see updates on their reopening.
On a busy day, you will probably see a lot of cruise passengers milling around on this area, but as you walk further away you will see a Waterfront that is far from the madding crowd.
Sometimes an Irish Navy Ship parks on the seaside, and although you cannot board on it, you can see up closed how this is an important maritime fixture on Cobh. Moving along on the quiet lane, you can now walk leisurely, or if you prefer to sit on the bench, and just enjoy the view. Boats, windmills, fishermen… this is the pause that will recharge your senses.
Strolling on this beautiful stretch always remind me of how lucky i am to live nearby this lovely place of a gem. By the way, CamperVan travellers has a nice illuminated parking spot with this ocean view. This lot is dog-friendly and wheelchair accesible and has facilities for water and toilet discharge.
We are now on the park side territory, and as you can see we have exercise machines and a playground. A happy zone for kids and adult, i am proud to see how these amenities are looked after by locals.
You have come this far on your walk so you might as well walk all the way and not regret taking this walk. The walkway meanders inside the residential area but the point of interest does not end there. The remains of what was an American Pier was symbolic for Cobh’s assistance to the US during World War 1.
And finally the beach. This is the part where you can now turn back, but not without looking how far this mighty waters had shaped the present Cobh. You are not the first to walk on this Waterfront and should feel priveleged for being part of this transformation.
Here are a few FAQs and tips to make your visit enjoyable and stress free.
- There’s car parking on Whitepoint Dr. next to the playground.
- Booking needed for the Five Foot Way Camper Van Parking
- Some big and aggressive breed of dogs are advised to be on leash on the waterfront. Look for notice.
*Get updated with some Cobh news here.