To cater for the influx of tourists Schull provides a wide and plentiful range of activities both for the active and passive visitor. Schull is host to Ireland's only Planetarium with a number of Star Shows throughout the summer. There are a number of cheese-making farms which provide an interesting visit. Alternatively Schull offers the chance to explore the islands of Cape Clear and Sherkin Island with a ferry service going daily to the islands. For the more active visitor there are a number of outdoor activities on offer including golf, pitch and putt, sea angling, fishing, windsurfing, horse-riding, bike rental and diving.
Schull, like most Irish towns, has plenty of nightly activity. A number of pubs in the area provide a variety of music and there are also many good restaurants in Schull.