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The Lagoon Activity Centre - Water Park and Activity Centre in Rosscarbery, West Cork.

Welcome to the Lagoon Activity Centre, Rosscarbery. A place where you can relax, feel free and take in the breathtaking serenity and beauty of West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way.

At the Lagoon Activity Centre you will be able to take on our inflatable water park, rent a kayak, take the kids pedal boating, try your hand at stand up paddle boarding (SUP) or for the less adventurous, simply relax on our over water deck or in the garden and enjoy some fresh coffee and food in our garden cafe.

We are situated on the in-land side of the N71, or as most people know it, the Clonakilty to Skibbereen road. When you are driving to Skibbereen from Clonakilty, if you look to your right you will see our white beach hut and the Lagoon where we operate from.

Stone with the name of the town Rosscarbery in English and Irish and the inflatable water park in the background

Family Friendly

Enjoy great day out for all ages

*Only 3 feet deep!

Can't swim? Don't worry!
If you fall in just stand up!
*Does not apply to waterpark

Great food served

Pizza, Crepes, Ice Creams and Drinks

About Rosscarbery

The history of Rosscarbery's causeway and why we exist today.

The main causeway across Ross estuary was part of the new Post Office road between Cork and Skibbereen. It was built between about 1810 and 1814.  As parliamentary papers from London show, the route across the tidal sand flat represented a considerable deviation from the original, planned route, and additional costs were incurred. In the end, the new section of road at Rosscarbery became part of a long-running dispute between George Kingston, supervisor, and William Larkin, surveyor. Nevertheless, just over two hundred years later, the structure remains in good condition and serves as evidence of its good engineering design and strong foundation (Anthony Beese 2017).

‘Twas quite admired by everybody in the neighbourhood.’ (Ann Plumptre 1817).

With the causeway built, this effected the flow of water from Rosscarbery bay and the way the bay flushed out. This caused a build up of sediment and along with the baking heat of the summer sun, an unbearable stench arose. Cork County Council decided to do something about the stench and in the 1970’s they dammed the bridge on the western extremity of the causeway to permantly flood the in-land side of the bay. This would prevent the water level from dropping below 3.2m of the lowest tide at sea level at gives the Lagoon an average depth of 3 feet today.

The natural Lagoon.

In todays Ireland damming like this would seem an unspeakable act but it has created a mini ecosystem that would not exist otherwise. The Lagoon is an ecology of  sea snails and worms, krill, shrimp, crab, pollock, mullet, silver eel, sand fish/rock fish and bass. All of these attract larger predators such as sea otters along with an extensive birdlife, including cormorant, little egret, heron, ganet, mute swan and many species of duck.

What our visitors say...
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Access to safe water, excellent coffee and great for model yacht racing!!

Johneric Leach June 24, 2019
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Fun day out and great for family time! The water surprisingly not even really cold maybe due to the shallow water. Fun for all ages

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Staff were great very accommodating, brilliant day had by all will definitely be back.

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great for all the family.

Gill Ann August 1, 2019
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Bussin

creevycreeper July 31, 2021
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Great experience , staff very helpful , equipment great , cafe with hot food for after to warm up , toilets and showers on site

Amelia Norman July 10, 2021
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Lovely well maintained park . Have seen the bin collection guy here even in a sunday morning good parking area.tennis court for older kids lovely lake view and only a walk from the shops and restaurants.

Sylvia Vincent August 8, 2021
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Brilliant a must for family fun in West Cork

Shane Kennedy August 21, 2021
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Had an amazing day at The Lagoon in Rosscarbery yesterday. We had 13 kids varying in ages from 8-18. They all had an absolute ball. So we’ll organises and safe. All of the employees, lifeguards etc were extremely helpful and great wit the kids. We will be back

Sandra O July 1, 2021
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Great spot to visit...we loved it.Great value,great coffee and ice-cream.The 2 lads working there were very helpful.Would definitely recommend this for a family fun day out.Already planning our next trip.

Mags O Connor July 31, 2018
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Great fun all (kids and adults).

Peter O'Higgins July 17, 2020
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had a fantastic time at the lagoon my kids can't wait to go back 😀

Joanne Spriggs June 30, 2019
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Brilliant

Sean Geary August 13, 2021
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Staff were so helpful and friendly. Boys were aged between 9 and 11 years in our group. They truly enjoyed every minute. Only complaint they had was they wanted more time for their session. Highly recommended!!!

Brigid hartnett August 1, 2021
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Excellent fun, great for all ages and fantastic value!! We can’t wait to go back again! 👌👌

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Big family group. Highlight of the family holiday. Kids loved it. Well worth a visit!

Aideen Lydon August 28, 2020
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Had a wonderful day out with extended family here yesterday, thank you so much for the memories!

Siobhan Daly July 23, 2018
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Great experience. Friendly staff. If the weather is good the place will be a super fun. Very safe place, just 4 feet deep.

Gowtham Kumaresh June 12, 2021
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Pure fun, great staff, fab setting, great value

Fiona O Mahony August 20, 2020
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Great family day out. The centre is run very well. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. We've done a few of these water activities and this one is by far out favourite. You take a short boat ride out to it which was very exciting for the kids also. Toilet facilities are very clean and plenty of hand sanitizer. The whole experience from start to finish was fantastic. We'll definitely be returning. Would highly recommend. Our kids are 13 and 11.

Lorraine O Flynn July 21, 2020
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Great place. Really enjoyed Kayaking.

John Mollaghan August 2, 2020
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Fun afternoon for all. Staff were friendly and helpful. Lovely atmosphere and buzz around the centre. Hope to go again next summer.

Maeve C August 1, 2021
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Visited the Lagoon during the Summer with my two kids and they had a ball. From the moment we arrived the staff could not have been more helpful and pleasant. Lovely coffee available too. Shout out to a young lad called Ciaran who went over and beyond to help us. We look forward

Melissa B June 1, 2021
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We went lagoon activity centre today and enjoyed it immensely, thanks to the excellent members of staff who helped us when we had a problem with our car,they couldn’t have been more helpful. Recommend to anyone, great fun.

Deirdre Brennan August 4, 2021
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The experience was mixed. If you’re fit you’ll get lots from it . Less so if you’re less so. We went with our Autistic son who felt limited in the things he could because the access to certain obstacles involved going through others he couldn’t manage. Other reviewers have

HoweDublin August 1, 2021
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Really, really enjoyable experience at the Lagoon. Wetsuits and life jackets provided, with both changing rooms and showers (for rinsing off only) available. Staff at reception and on the boat were very friendly and chatty. The course was very fun, and the 45 minute time was

Laura S July 1, 2021
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A fantastic family day out. Great fun had by all and the staff so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend a visit.

John Mc Givney July 29, 2020
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Great spot. My 2 boys had a ball. Great facilities, great value. Friendly staff.

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Very good

Barry Joyce August 17, 2021
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It's ok place

Andrius Mezelis July 20, 2021
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We went kayaking yesterday had super time in such a safe environment. Staff were excellent giving us great instructions. Keep up the good work can’t wait to go back

Sarah Weir August 6, 2019
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Absolutely fantastic place well worth a visit

John Barrett August 1, 2020
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A win win for parents and teenagers … Having two teenagers who are reluctant to go on holidays with their parents is a challenge but we could not recommend the Lagoon Activity Centre more - 1st day did water park and we were back a second day to race parents in kayaks across the

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Attended the floating water park, great fun family event. Note, the water is not clean, make sure not to swallow! Staff very pleasant.

Barbara July 1, 2021
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This activity centre is so much fun, and easy to find in Roscarbery! The staff were wonderful and friendly. Life jackets are supplied, and wetsuits are available if you need them. There are showers and restrooms available, and food to purchase also. The Lagoon Activity Centre is a great laugh. It's a bit on the slippy side, so be prepared to fall into the water if you're walking or running too fast! The water is salty, and while it's around 3ft deep in some places, it's much deeper in other parts. You can also hire out peddle boats, stand up paddle boards and kayaks also. A great activity centre for both adults and kids! 5 out of 5!!

Jenny Clancy July 23, 2021
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3 kids from 8 to 11 had a brilliant time on the waterpark activity whilst mammy and 2 small ones had some ice cream and enjoyed the good weather 😀

Stacy August 1, 2021
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Kids loved it!

Garry Helen July 14, 2021
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Great fun for the Children, large and small😉

Kieran O'Callaghan September 9, 2019
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Great fun, great staff.

Avril Kingston August 26, 2019
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Great fun

Aoife O sullivan September 23, 2020
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This is our second time here at the lagoon , as always a super morning with lots of fun for all the family. Great new addition is the big big big slide!! Staff as always very professional a d extremely helpful We will be back again thanks to all the team at the Lagoon Activity

Paul W August 1, 2021
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Great fun day out

GM Os September 4, 2021
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It's brilliant but changing rooms are small.

Elbin C Joseph June 26, 2021
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Great day out for both adults and kids, any foot protection would be welcome, as you wouldn't notice the sore feet during the activity but definitely afterwards lol... ( Well worth it tho ☺️☺️).....

David Crean June 7, 2021
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Great fun today with the neices

Deborah Wolfe June 8, 2021
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We visited today, amazing place, staff were so helpful. Well done to everyone. 5 stars👏

Siobhan O'Regan July 26, 2019
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What a brilliant place to visit highly recommend you pay The Lagoon a visit was there today with Greenmount Summer Scheme fantastic fun had by all the children and leaders thank you Paul will definitely be back next year

Anne Falvey July 29, 2015
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Fantastic day out. Paul is a great guy and really knows his stuff! Can't wait to go back soon.

Dee Murf May 14, 2016
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Must try sometime in the future

Rebecca Chen June 30, 2018
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We had an awesome day here! Great set up, lovely friendly staff and yummy snacks. It is in such a beautiful location. I'm not sure who had more fun me or my 5 year old. We will definitely be back.

Léan Nic Unfraidh August 24, 2018