Ballycotton is a seaside resort village in Co Cork. Situated about 40km east of Cork City, it is a well known fishing village which sits on a rocky-ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay and has a sandy beach that stretches for about 25km east to Knockadoon Head. The current village is actually a re-settlement of an older village which is now entirely underwater. Ballycotton experiences severe coastal erosion with metres of land crumbling into the sea every few years. It is a site of international research interest on coastal erosion. An RNLI Lifeboat Station is located here, as well as an automated lighthouse. Ballycotton is also well known as the home of many fine public houses including the Blackbird of Ballycotton, Lynch's or the Inn by the Harbour, The Schooner and McGraths. It is also home to the Ballycotton Road Race and is also noted for its cliff walks and wildlife.