From Cork city, take the N71 to Bandon on to Clonakilty and Head toward Skibbereen. Approximately 12 km west of Clonakilty before you come into Rosscarbery there is an incline in the road and you can see the ocean out on your left hand side. There is a turn off to the left for Owenahincha. R598 . (There is a gas station on your right hand side just above the turn off). Take the R598. Sandycove is on your left hand side when you get down to the water.