There is only one thing better that sleeping under the stars…. and that is sleeping under the stars in Co Wexford, the cornerstone of Ireland’s Ancient East. Co Wexford has an array of beautifully appointed campsites which are well equipped for even the most novice of campers.
So if you’re heading down to Ireland’s sunny southeast for a camping trip, check out these great campsites. Heads up for those booking during the summer season, book early as they are popular and fill up fast.
Morriscastle Strand is a beautiful spot, this large campsite near Kilmuckridge offers about 150 pitches for caravans, camper vans, tents as well as catering for private mobile home owners. The family run campsite is situated beside a blue flag beach. It has a playground for kids, two tennis courts, a small basketball court, a volleyball net and a new Astro Turf football pitch which are all freely available for use for customers. You will find plenty to do with all of these coupled with having the beach directly beside the campsite. In July and August, and on bank holidays, there’s a full schedule of football and sandcastle competitions, surfing and fishing lessons, and teddy-bear picnics, among other activities.
The park boasts a large reception building with a shop selling freshly made scones, croissants and rolls every morning, the smell is divine. The children will be delighted with the Ice Cream Parlour which has an exquisite section of tasty treats. Also in the Reception building is a tasty Take Away, which serves locally sourced produce.
Facilities include electricity points, water points, showers, laundry facilities, hairdryers, indoor campers rooms with tables, chairs, microwaves, fridges and freezers.
The best part? There is no need to leave your four legged friend at home as this park is pet friendly too.
Ferrybank Caravan and Camping Park
This beautiful camping park overlooks Wexford Harbour and is located in Tincone, which is only a mere 5 minute walk from bustling Wexford Town where there are many visitor attractions. This well serviced park which is on 4 hectares, is only 20km from Rosslare Port. Children will be delighted to know that there is a playground and recreation room on site. This is sure to keep them entertained as they meet new friends.
Facilities include secure parking, showers, laundry, campers kitchen, swimming pool, gym, electricity points and WIFI. The site and it’s facilities are wheelchair accessible equipped with wheelchair accessible toilets. This beautiful camping park has everything on offer and is a real gem.
Ocean Island Caravan Park
“Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…” Well, no where better than this beautiful Caravan Park which is in Fethard on Sea, which has miles and miles of sandy beaches. Ideal for families that love their water sports and swimming and also for people that have a keen interest in angling.A short walk away in the village of Fethard on Sea there are some lovely local pubs which have plenty of entertainment. This Caravan and Camping site is on the Hook Peninsula which is steeped in history. Why not visit the impressive Hook Lighthouse or take a tour through Loftus Hall, one of Ireland’s most haunted destinations.
Facilities include a children’s play area, gaming room with pool tables and table tennis, parking, laundry facilities, showers, electricity points and mains water. A short walk away in the village of Fethard on Sea there are some lovely local pubs which have plenty of entertainment. This Caravan and Camping site is on the Hook Peninsula which is steeped in history. Why not visit the impressive Hook Lighthouse or take a tour through Loftus Hall, one of Ireland’s most haunted destinations.
International Outdoor Adventure Centre
This well equipped campsite is located in Tagoat, which is 3 minutes from Rosslare and 15 minutes from vibrant Wexford Town. For holiday makers this campsite is ideal for spending time on the local coastline and splendid golden beaches. The quaint town of Tagoat has a lovely bar, takeaway and restaurant, all within a few minutes walk. There are 70 camping pitches and 14 hardstands which all have access to electricity. The Outdoor Adventure Centre includes Archery, Kayaking, Rafting and the High Ropes. The children will be delighted to know that there is a Kids Camp during the summer months (booking essential).
Facilities include showers, wash up area, laundry facilities, shop with coffee dock and campfire. For a little bit of luxury, the Glamping Village offers heated tents with comfy beds, duvets, linen and access to power.
Duncannon Holiday Park
This long established, family-run caravan and camping site located beside the beach on the Hook Peninsula. Situated in a stunning part of County Wexford in Ireland’s Ancient East. Duncannon Park, in the backdrop of Hook Head, is just minutes from Duncannon village. Duncannon Holiday Park have both caravan and camping facilities and a private mobile home site and open March to October. The Reception room at Duncannon Holiday Park is open until 10pm during peak season.
Facilities includes a small shop with drinks and ice creams, a Games Room, Launderette and onsite-playground where the children and extend their fun in the sun when they return from nearby beach.
Our games room contains pools tables and classic arcade games to keep your children occupied.
Duncannon village plays host to a newsagents, two fast food restaurants, a cafe, three pubs, two offering extensive and critically-acclaimed bar food menus and award winning restaurants including Aldridge Lodge .Ramsgrange village also hosts a supermarket, ATM, pub and fast food takeaway. There is also a tennis court, basketball court and another playground close to the park.
Located on the Hook Peninsula you can find canoeing, windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba-diving, fishing, swimming or just relaxing in the sun, there is always a sheltered cove just waiting for you.
Duncannon and The Hook Peninsula also boast a number of festivals during the summer months so you can always be sure that there will be plenty to keep you entertained.
Other campsites across county Wexford include Curracloe Holiday Park, The Trading Post and Carne Beach Camping.