Barleycove is a townland and coastal area in west Cork with its beach a well know feature. It is situated close to Mizen Head on the Mizen Peninsula, withCrookhaven or Goleen being the nearest villages. The area surrounding Barleycove is one of natural beauty and is very popular during the summer months. The beach itself has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation by the European Union, due to the variety of wildlife and interesting habitats present in the sand dunes. Amongst the local amenities are a selection of self-catering accommodation and a hotel.