Crosshaven The Essential
This popular little resort, situated at the point where the river Owenabue widens to form the Cork anchorage, is a paradise for yachtsmen and has been home to the Cork yacht club since 1969. At Crosshaven, there is a thriving boat-building industry, boasting the Brendan and the Gypsy Moth V, on which Sir Francis Chichester sailed round the world in 1971, among its constructions. Fort Meagher, a fine example of a coastal artillery fort, commands the approach from the sea.