The Hideaway Camping and Caravan Park on the south west coast of Ireland is a wonderful four-star, family friendly holiday park in County Cork. The park welcomes people with tents, motorhomes and touring caravans and is open from the 1st of May until the middle of September every year. You are welcome to take your family pets on holiday with you here. No commercial vehicles are permitted on the campsite.
The Hideaway Camping and Caravan Park has 60 pitches in total. 50 of the pitches are hard standings with electric hook up, and are suitable for motorhomes, touring caravans, or campervans. The remaining 10 pitches are reserved for tents, with plenty of space for families with larger tents as well as singles and couples with smaller ones. The tent field is nicely secluded and separate from the touring area, and is also well sheltered by hedgerows and trees.
The park itself covers two hectares of land, and there is a wide range of facilities on offer at the park to keep guests comfortable and entertained throughout their stay.
The facilities include toilet and shower blocks, laundry facilities, and a well-equipped camper’s kitchen. To entertain the whole family the park has a games room and television room, while a large adventure playground offers hours of fun for children. The size of the park means there is also plenty of open space, with ball games and other activities always proving popular among families staying at the site.
The nearest town is Skibbereen, where you can enjoy a great range of shops. Skibbereen is famous for its market, which attracts visitors from across County Cork and often beyond. The town combines independently owned and run shops with popular chain stores to great effect. There is a wide selection of welcoming pubs, bars, and restaurants offering plenty of opportunities to have a drink and something to eat, as well as enjoy a game of pool or watch sport. Culture lovers are sure to appreciate the Skibbereen Heritage Centre and the Arts Centre, both found in the heart of the town.
A short distance outside Skibbereen is a good quality 18-hole golf course.
The park’s location close to the coast means that trips to the beach and other associated activities are a must. Try the Cork Whale Watch boat tours with Colin Barnes, a true expert in his field. Visit Heir Island or take a ferry and cruise to Cape Clear Island from Baltimore and Crookhaven in West Cork.
While the coastal area of this region often bears the brunt of weather coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, on calmer days there are few better places to enjoy the beach. Paddling and swimming are both enjoyed there during your camping and caravanning seaside holidays, while many also enjoy sea fishing and coarse fishing. Tourists looking to do something a little different can enjoy scuba diving, while on calm evenings moonlit kayaking is offered on the sea.
Those preferring to stay on dry land will find miles of countryside and coastline that can be explored on foot or bicycle. You can hire pedal and powered bicycles from Cycle West Cork in Market Street in Skibberean. The owner, Don Davis, runs guided cycle rides for groups as well.
Whether in a vehicle, or on a bicycle, follow the Wild Atlantic Way signs along the coast for the most scenic and picturesque coast roads you can imagine. And don't forget to look west for the best sunsets on clear sunny days.
If you enjoy ancient historic sites with an air of mystery, visit the Drombeg Stone Circle. Much of County Cork remains raw and unspoiled, and is perfect for for you if you are looking to relax in a quiet location or enjoy the experience of being at one with the outdoors during your holidays in the beautiful South West of Ireland.
Skibbereen with its good location has many attractions including the Arts centre, tourist office, Lissard sky gradens, Creagh gardens and an 18 hole golf course. Nearby are scenic places like Glandore, Union Hall, Castletownsend, Lough Ine and Baltimore with its ferries to the Islands of Cape Clear and Sherkin.
Based on 3 review(s)
cavan 12 May 2012
Lovely quiet campsite. The facilities were very clean and there is a lovely games room for the kids. We brought our dog and he loved the lovely walk down at the bottom of the site beside the river. The owners were very nice and helpful. We will be going back again soon.
devon 13 Jul 2011
We were two adults with a tent, every pitch is level, ours was well drained. Front of site hardstandings with grass at side for caravans/campers, back of site grass for tents with views of fields. Lovely little walk by stream on site, spotlessly clean, large hot showers, good lanundry facilites. Only quick 10 minutes walk into town, can sample ale and still walk home!, but site felt like in the middle of countryside. Would reccommend.
Antrim 10 Jul 2007
A great site in the fabulous town of Skibbereen...a bit of a trek to get to it but is it worth it...oh yes ! The greeting and the assistance from the owners immediately upon arrival and throughout our week long stay has not been matched anywhere. The showers and toilets are immaculate...wash facilities as good as home....safe and substantial playpark for the children and a football field away from the vans....The Hideaway is a definite 'must visit'. Pray for good weather though... Great base to go exploring down toward Mizen Head or towards the West.....Go on...you'll love it !!!