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Bantry Cork

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Looking towards Bantry creek from the pier.
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Looking towards Bantry creek from the pier.

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A town situated at the eastern end of Bantry Bay, between the Beara and Sheep's Head Peninsulas in West Cork. The creek in the town generally holds decent numbers of gulls in winter, while the outer harbour is productive for estuarine and harbour species including regular Black-throated Diver.
Just to the north of the town, a larger tidal bay can hold good numbers of roosting gulls alongside the usual estuarine species.

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Bantry Creek and the outer bay are easily explored on foot from the N71 in Bantry town centre, where roadside parking is available. The bay to the north of the town is easily viewed from the Esso filling station on the N71, although a telescope is essential as views are distant.

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