Courtmacsherry is a picturesque seaside village in south west Cork. Often referred to by locals as Courtmac, it is about 30 miles southwest of Cork City and 15-20 minutes drive eas from the town of Clonakilty. The village consists of a single long street on the south shore of Courtmacsherry Bay, with thick woods on rising ground behind. The woods (planted by the Earl of Shannon in the late 18th century) continue beyond the village eastwards to the open sea, ending abruptly at Wood Point. Between the village and "The Point" the trees run right to the water's edge and there are several natural bathing coves along the way. The village's main industry consists of commercial and Charter Angling. There are several beaches nearby, namely Dunworley Strand, Moloney Strand, Broadstrand and Blind Strand. The village has a hotel and a caravan park, catering mainly for visitors from Cork. There is also a small sailing school at the end of the village, known as the Courtmacsherry Water Sports Centre. There are also several bars and pubs in and around the village with horse riding and angling amongst the most popular activities.