One of Bere Island's ferry services operates from there. It is also the location of a yachting marina run by the Harrington family. Lawrence Cove Marina is the only marina between Kinsale and Dingle. It is protected in all weathers and provides a winter storage facility on shore and afloat. There is also a craft shop at the marina. The marina is within walking distance of Rerrin village which is home to a pub, and a local shop which includes a post office and a café, with bike hire also available.
Bere Island is one of seven inhabited islands off the West Cork coastline.