Anyone who has ever taken a walk out behind the lighthouse has probably seen this large bay situated to the east of the lighthouse.
The name is either an anglicisation from the Irish coinicéar meaning warren or related to the Middle-English word for rabbits, coney. Back in the day country estates were never complete without a deer park and a rabbit warren. For the Loftus estate the rabbit warren was located near this bay giving the area it’s name.
There is no longer any safe way of getting from the cliff top to the beach. This chan like many others are formed by wave action eroding the soft fault lines in the limestone bedrock.
Seals can some times be seen taking advantage of this seclusion by having a rest on the large sloping rocks that can be seen at the entrance of the bay on the lighthouse side.