Sunday, January 11, 2015

A Winter Stroll At Cuskinny Beach, Cobh | Guide of Cork ♥

Yesterday my boy and I just needed to get out of the house. I was terribly ill the day before with a cold and even though I was still feeling quite weak I decided that we both needed to get out, get some fresh air and just blow the cobwebs away. I think we may have gotten a bit too much fresh air standing at the freezing seaside - which didn't seem that freezing whilst we were actually there but once I got into the car my fingers were painfully killing me from arthritis from the cold, however, my boy absolutely loved his trip to the beach, his favourite place, you can definitely tell that he's a little Aquarius. We went to a beach just five minutes away from our house, the very stoney and very scenic Cuskinny Beach. This lovely little beach is bang slap in the middle of Cork Harbour, the second biggest natural harbour in the world and the views are simply beautiful. You can see the opening of the harbour and it's great to watch all the boats and ships sailing in and out. It's such a lovely sun spot during the summer too but when we visited the sun was hidden on the horizon, the clouds were rolling in and it was quite dull, nonetheless we had a lot of fun together.

It was Tyler Lee's first time wearing his wellies and he took great advantage of them splashing in every pool on the beach and wading deep into the tide. The tide was out so he had lots of pools to splash in and throw stones in - his favourite thing to do at the beach. The cold doesn't phase him at all, I think he'd happily go swimming all year round if he could.

The view of the harbour is breathtaking. This is such a lovely scenic spot that people regularly just park up in their cars and read or collect their thoughts whilst looking out to sea.

Does the song of the sea end at the shore or in the hearts of those who listen to it?
Heaven breaking through the clouds.
Splashing is the best fun, ever.
Another angle of the beach. It's said that the Headless Horseman gallops along on his horse here on dark nights, I don't want to find out whether or not that's true...
Sky looking like sunset during the day.

So much water for splashing, not enough feet to cover it all.
Running on water.
 If you ever find yourself on the island of Cobh I highly recommend a visit to Cuskinny Beach, it's such a peaceful spot and the views alone are worth the visit. My boy and I had great fun here on a cold winters day so you can only imagine how lovely it is in the summer months when it's warm enough for a paddle and the sun is splitting the stones. East Cork boasts so many beautiful beaches and coastal scenic spots, some of which are rarely visited making them true gems. Cuskinny is one of my favourite places to go and is definitely one of the hidden treasures on the southern Irish coast.

Cuskinny Beach,
Cobh,
Cork

This post is part of my Guide of Cork, if you would like to see more wonderful places to visit, restaurants and scenic spots in Cork City and county click here.
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  1. I love being near the beach - you're right, it really does blow the cobwebs away. I always feel at peace sat watching the waves, no matter how cold it is. I love the shot of your little one in his hat! I'm sorry you were feeling poorly, I think the Winter always seems to drag us down somehow - and I'm glad you braved the cold to get out there. Our little ones seem to make us feel better somehow, no matter how rough we are.

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    1. It really does give you a new lease of life being by the beach. I'm still feeling poorly, will it ever end? :)

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  2. You're so good for going out in that weather. It's awful the whole weekend here. I don't actually remember the last time we went out somewhere for a walk. Never really. Really need to change that this year.

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    1. I had an awful time not getting out in TL's first year due to PND so I try and take him out as much as I can now.

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  3. I live near the beach, and it is something that I treasure. I forget that not everyone has that luxury of being oceanside! I'm technically on the Gulf of Mexico, but we have awesome sunsets. I do love that you're exploring in that weather! What a view!

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    1. Oh how lovely living on the Gulf of Mexico. I can imagine that your waters are a lot warmer than ours here in Ireland!

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  4. Wow this is the side of a beach that I have never seen before, it looks like your son absolutely loved it! I have never seen a beach with sand this wet and muddy looking. I agree with you, the beach is definitely my go to place! it is just so relaxing and soothing watching the waves and that fresh air. Thank you so much for sharing this, reminds me that I have to go and visit soon!

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    1. This is a typical Irish beach in winter, lots of wet sand and sandy, slushy puddles - perfect for the little ones to splash in!

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  5. What a beautiful place to live. Going to the beach any day, hot or cold would be great. Your son's little boots are soo cute. I love the blue color. He has some awesome hair too! I LUV it! Have fun on the beach for me.

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    1. I really do treasure being so close to the beach, I love being an island girl. His wellies really are cute, they have a London design on them :)

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  6. You were able to capture some amazing photos. Also, your little one is so adorable. My boys are always so hyper so it is hard to capture the perfect picture of them. It looks like this is a nice place to visit though for those who are in the area.

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  7. Oh wow this is so beautiful. I can definitely picture myself just strolling along the beaches here, even if it is chilly. It looks like you and your son had a lovely day out. It's so sweet that he's completely content to just splash around for a while.

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  8. Oh wow...I love the first photo in this post with the dark sky and waters. Actually, all of the photos are quite lovely. I love going by the water because there is something incredibly peaceful about being close to it. My sweetie would like to move closer to water. By the way, love that blue hat with the star on it...that is sooo cute.

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  9. I love the pictures. It looked like you had a great and clarifying day. Your little one is quite adorable. I love the pictorial.

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  10. These are some really beautiful pictures of the beach and your son. I use to live near a beach when I was younger, now I'm about 3 hours from the beach. I haven't been to a beach in like 10 years though, that's a long time. Beaches are really peaceful for sure.

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