This is a delightful seaside market town and a popular visitor base. It is protected from the north by Mount Gabriel, once the site of a prehistoric mining operation. Schull is a delightful and popular seaside town built around a well protected harbour and is host to the Fastnet International Schools Regatta which attracts many visitors to the town. Calves week which takes place in August is a must for sailors who want to mix their racing with high octane entertainment in the evenings. It is also a great starting point for coastal walks and cycling.
Gourmet restaurants, chic galleries and vibrant pubs ensure a year round stream of visitors.
For those more interested in the stars the village also has a planetarium. On the way to Mizen Head, the site of the old Lighthouse buildings and visitor centre situated on the 230 metre cliffs, you pass through the attractive villages of Goleen and Crookhaven, famous for its sailing connections, and Barleycove with its magnificent beach.