(31) Whiting Bay (Béal Abha), X156777.
Silverweed and Amphibious Bistort grow around the edge of the car park which is on the sea front over-looking Whiting Bay. Knockadoon Head and Capel Island can be seen in the distance, part of the Co. Cork coast line. Babington’s and Frosted Orache, Sea Rocket and Sea Sandwort grow at the top of the beach on the sand. The low cliffs are unstable and are host to Perennial Sow-thistle, Sea Mayweed, Common Fleabane and Great Horsetail. If you walk east along the beach you come to another car park. Lesser Sea-spurrey and Buck’s-horn Plantain grow within this. Marsh-mallow is seen along the southeast bank of the stream flowing into the sea. If you retrace your steps to about half way along the beach there is a very narrow path up the cliff onto a track that takes you on a short circular walk via the road back to the car park. Oxeye Daisy and Field Bindweed are found on the bank of the track and a patch of Russian Comfrey on the road side.