This might be Ireland’s most scenic kids’ play area.
Ballycotton’s brand new Community Playground officially opened in June and the epic views make it a fun spot for grown-ups to enjoy some salty fresh air too.
As well as a new climbing frame, a slide, picnic tables and swings, the playground enjoys a backdrop of rolling waves as far as the eye can see; not a bad spot to pass an hour two before naptime.
Visitors are asked to remember the social distancing guidelines and use hand sanitiser while using the playground and children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
Make a day of it…
As long as you’re down east you might as well see the sights; the Cliff Walk in spectacular if you’re in the mood to burn a few calories. Alternatively, Ballycotton Sea Adventures will take your gang on a breathtaking boat trip and guided tours of Ballycotton Island and lighthouse (look out for dolphins, more here).
Drop by CUSH down by the Ballycotton Pier first for coffee (you can also book in for lunch by emailing [email protected]) or head for the Blackbird Bar where you can nab a table outdoors in their all-weather beer garden and Ruin Room and order lunch from the Field Kitchen (telephone bookings recommended, call or text 083 0900269).
Images: Sea Church Ballycotton