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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!

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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Pure fun, great staff, fab setting, great value

Fiona O Mahony August 20, 2020
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Fantastic atmosphere, with excellent staff👌

Carmel Dowdall June 6, 2021
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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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Did the waterpark and pedal boat and kayaking - fantastic day out. Even in the rain. Highly recommend.

Conor August 1, 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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The water park is great fun for the whole family. The kids loved it....and the daddy loved it. The Iceberg is a hard climb but totally worth it. We're living locally and have gone a couple of times....and will be back.

kerrymankav August 1, 2021
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Took my two grandchildren to The Lagoon today. They had an absolutely great day and are already planning a return trip! The efficiency and friendliness of staff is second to none! Couldn't recommend it enough. Well done everyone!

Kittythehare27 August 1, 2021
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It's brilliant but changing rooms are small.

Elbin C Joseph June 26, 2021
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Absolutely Amazing Day had at The Lagoon!! The rain did not matter in fact the kids said it made the water park more Fun!! All the staff were so so friendly and helpful. Thanks to all the staff and Pizzas were wow!! We’ll be back!!

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Great fun

Aoife O sullivan September 23, 2020
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We had a great experience in The Lagoon today and can't wait to return.

Louise O'Leary June 10, 2018
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Went with my 8 year old, had an absolute blast,was in bits after the activities and still went out on the kayak after. Staff are amazing and so helpful. Will return on our next trip.

Simon Q 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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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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We had a great time here this weekend. My eldest happily went out kayaking and enjoyed the large open space. The rest of us did the water park which had so much to do and was really fun.

michellecollins02 August 1, 2021
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great for all the family.

Gill Ann August 1, 2019
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Great place for both adults and children, wetsuit available if you done bring your own, life jackets also, the lagoon is on about 3/4 foot deep so safe for all type of swimmers, water is salty (seems maybe dirty and stagnant to me but I'm no water expert). Big area for running around on and plenty of obstacles to tackle and then the slides

kieran lavin August 9, 2021
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A brilliant spot. The kids were so safe and really enjoyed their time. Can't wait to go back again

Donna O'Brien July 23, 2018
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Would highly recommend birthday party here staff were so helpful before and on the day. Children had a ball on the water park and birthday boy had the best fun. Enjoyed the lovely warm pizza in adjoining garden.

Elaine Hegarty August 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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had a fantastic time at the lagoon my kids can't wait to go back 😀

Joanne Spriggs June 30, 2019
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We took the trip from Cork City to The Lagoon Activity Centre for the day and it did not disappoint. We had an 8 year old with us and he really enjoyed the water park, as did we it is really great for all ages. Wetsuits and life jackets were provided and there was lovely hot

Nuala R August 1, 2021
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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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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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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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Went to the Lagoon Activity Centre today for the first time and we had a ball. Went on the paddle boat and got a kayak each. Everything was very straight forward. Staff were very friendly and extremely helpful and such amazing value. Will definitely come back for some more fun when I come to west cork again.

Melissa Bambury July 18, 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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Thank you for a fantastic afternoon of activities from all in Greenmount Summer Scheme .

Liz Moloney July 29, 2015
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Absolutely blown away by my experience at the Lagoon. Staff were exceptional and went above and beyond my expectations. The lads doing the lifejackets and wetsuits were so friendly and professional. The waterpark itself was great craic and all my group had a ball. The whole set

Caolan Moloney August 1, 2021
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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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Very good

Barry Joyce August 17, 2021
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From beginning to end Paul and the guys at the lagoon activity center were friendly and professional. The facilities are just fantastic and the floating waterpark was a huge hit with my children. I would highly recommend a visit, we’ll definitely be going back next summer when it reopens.

David Casey September 8, 2019
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Had a fab time here the kayaking was brilliant

Sharron McGee August 4, 2021
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Went pedal boating at the Lagoon last Wednesday. Had a fab time, very reasonable and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Great day out.

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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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Must try sometime in the future

Rebecca Chen June 30, 2018
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Great spot. My 2 boys had a ball. Great facilities, great value. Friendly staff.

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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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great value great fun kids had a ball

Tracy Dodd August 12, 2021
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Brilliant a must for family fun in West Cork

Shane Kennedy August 21, 2021
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Great place for all the family.

Paul Kelleher August 15, 2021
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Great times to be had. Myself and my son even went out in the pouring rain, but bring a wetsuit. We laughed so much. Thanks to all at the lagoon activity centre. Lovely staff.

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Great place. Very well run and very safe. A must visit if in west Cork.

Liam O'Grady August 27, 2021
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Kids had a ball... Lots or running, swimming & climbing... For the spectators, the coffee was really good

Eoin O'Riordan July 15, 2021
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Absolutely brilliant, kids really enjoyed the kayaking which is really safe. Will be back soon

Cedric H August 8, 2020
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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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Access to safe water, excellent coffee and great for model yacht racing!!

Johneric Leach June 24, 2019
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It is a very family area for all ages and I really enjoyed my day

Nellie Cohen August 15, 2020
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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