Great Island is the largest island in Cork Harbour. The southern shore faces the magnificent Cork Harbour and includes the charming town of Cobh, with its brightly coloured houses and steep streets climbing up to the imposing St.Colman’s Cathedral. The town is an enchanting place brimming with maritime history. Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic during its fateful trip 100 years ago. Visitors can explore the history by visiting some of the many visitor attractions. There is a wide choice of accommodation with stunning sea views, atmospheric old world pubs, restaurants serving local seafood and cuisine & cool cafés to sit and watch the town go about it's business. There is also an Arts Centre, museums & craft shops and a choice of tours, walking, road train & on the water. The rest of the island is rural with plenty of choice for walking and cycling– on the Northern shore, the Norman keep of Belvelly Castle stands sentinel over the 200 year old Belvelly bridge which links the island to the mainland. The tranquil waters here are home to a huge variety of wading birds and sea birds. On the Eastern side of the Great Island, the river Owenacurra winds its way to the sea at East Ferry- the location of Ireland’s prettiest marina where visitors can get afloat with SailCork. The Western shore of the island is the route for Ireland’s most scenic railway line joining Great Island to Cork city and is also where the island can be accessed by car ferry. To the east of Cobh lies the picturesque Cuskinny Bay, a popular swimming spot for locals and Cuskinny Marsh Bird Sanctuary.