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Here at Eccles Hotel in Glengarriff, we can recommend a number of activities to enjoy during your stay.
Whether you fancy cycling around Beara, golfing in Glengarriff, kayaking in Bantry Bay or the hugely popular 
ferry to stunning Garinish Island, there are plenty of activities on offer!


With 3 luxurious treatment rooms, a deluxe double treatment suite with a double bath overlooking Bantry Bay and the ultimate selection of VOYA organic spa treatments you will be completely pampered by our spa team in a world of your own at Eccles Hotel Spa. Restore well-being and reinstate the rhythm and harmony between mind, body and soul with one of our signature experiences including a VOYA Organic Seaweed Leaf Wrap or a Deluxe Anti-aging Facial, or enjoy one of our luxury VOYA Organic spa treatments for your face or body. 

West Cork Garden Trail

When you stay, why not enjoy the renowned West Cork Garden Trail. West Cork is truly the garden paradise of Ireland, bathed as it is in the balm of the Gulf Stream which facilitates luxuriant sub-tropical growth of a kind associated with much lower latitudes. Our gardens are wonderful and diverse, healing and tranquil and must be seen! So, go on. Do yourself a favour and trail on down to us! Nearby we are lucky to have Bantry House and Gardens, the Bamboo Park, Garinish Island and the Ewe Experience to explore. 


We have a selection of bicycles available for complimentary guest use, why not borrow one to take a spin around the area when you stay here with us. Cycling is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauties of Beara and we can recommend a number of routes to suit your needs. Try the Beara Way Cycling Route - this route is mostly on country roads passing through all towns and villages on the Beara Peninsula. There is no start or finish so you can join the route in any town or village. If you prefer, why not ask us about group cycling trips from the hotel.  Please contact reception for information or to arrange bike usage.

Outdoor Activities

Get active on one of these exciting outdoor activities. Why not try your hand at bushcraft with experienced instructors to teach you some of the basic survival skills needed in the wild.  Finally, why not try a hike in the stunning natural surroundings of Glengarriff. All our outdoor group activities are led by experienced qualified guides where all equipment is provided and no experience is necessary.  Please contact reception for information on any of these activities or visit Outdoors Ireland site.


Golf your way around stunning West Cork starting in our local course, Maureen O’Hara’s Glengarriff Golf Club and venture on to Bantry Bay Golf Club, with spectacular views before going further afield to golf the beautiful courses around West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way. Glengarriff’s nine holes are in one of the loveliest settings in Ireland, with scenic views abounding – the one from the fifth tee is exceptionally beautiful! For advice and information on Golfing in West Cork please contact our reception team. 

Bamboo Park

Very close to us here at Eccles Hotel is a unique exotic garden, the Bamboo Park, situated in the mild climate of Glengarriff. The garden features thirty different species of bamboo surrounded by palms and other tropical plants, amidst of romantic paths and breathtaking views. This stunning park is open all year round and is just minutes walk from the hotel.


Why not take a ferry across to the beautiful Garinish Island when you stay? The ferry departs from Glengarriff Pier every 30 minutes during the season and journey time is approximately 15 minutes where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and even see Seal Island on the way, with the largest and friendliest colony of harbour seals in Ireland. Garinish Island is located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, easily visible from Eccles Hotel.  Garinish is a small island known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs all around the world as an island garden of rare beauty.

Sea Kayaking

For those feeling adventurous, Glengarriff offer incredible sea kayaking opportunities across the bay, just a two-minute walk from the hotel. Kayak through deserted wooded islands, explore sheltered coves and rugged coastlines and experience the abundant wildlife and friendly seals of Glengarriff Bay. Learn the skills to master your kayak with an experienced qualified guide and discover some of the local legends and history, all from the unique perspective of the sea! There are also options for sunrise and sunset trips; bioluminescence night kayaking and full moon kayaking. An experience not to be missed! For more information on Sea Kayaking, ask us at reception. 

Glengarriff Forest Bathing

 Less than a 5-minute drive from the hotel, rest, connect and revive amongst the magnificent ancient oak forest in Glengarriff Nature Reserve. Experience the forest as never before with a forest bathing experience, walk or ritual. Immerse yourself in a wellness practice proven to enhance wellbeing, relieve stress, boost creativity, encourage relaxation and deepen your relationship with nature and each other. Experiences can be tailored for private groups, businesses, families, and corporate clients as well as one to one sessions. For more information or to book online, visit or hotel guests can get 20% off by calling Lisa directly on 085783820.

Other Activities

We'd be happy to arrange a program of activities for you to enjoy during your stay with us.
For any queries on activities please call us on 027 63003 or email