Coastal Walking Trails in Wexford

There’s nothing quite as rejuvenating as a walk along Wexford’s beautiful coastline

 

Our #TravelTuesday tip: Please stick to the travel restrictions in place at the time of visiting. With more and more people getting out and about to rediscover Wexford, some trails may be busier than usual. If a trail is busy, there are many others to discover so do not set off if it is not safe to do so. Remember to maintain social distancing at all times when visiting these trails.

 

Kilmore Quay

The Furlongs Road Loop at Kilmore Quay is a gorgeous coastal walk along the Norman Way in South Wexford. The 4.5 km walk starts at the quays with fantastic views of the Saltee Islands and takes you along Ballyteige Burrow’s sandy beach. The trail passes the Memorial Garden that was built to commemorate those lost at sea.

 

Looking for a more challenging walk? Try heading for the sand dunes along Ballyteige Burrow to extend your loop to 16 km. It will give you plenty of time to soak up the salty air and sea views! Extend your time in Kilmore by refuelling with a meal in some of the cafés and restaurants in Kilmore after your walk.

 

 

Rosslare Harbour

Rosslare Harbour is already a popular spot for holidaymakers as the home to Rosslare Europort. Skip the ferry and discover Rosslare – the best way to see it is by walking the two trails in the area. Choose the Village Trails to explore the village or the 3.5 km-long Cliff Top Trail for coastal views.

 

The Cliff Top Trail has spectacular views of the harbour and its surrounds and is particularly striking on a sunny day in the Sunny South East. If you need to take a breather, you can simply relax and watch the ferries go in and out of the busy harbour below. Make a day of it in Rosslare and stop by Rosslare Beach, just 15 minutes from the harbour.

 

Raven Point Wood

Although this trail takes walkers through the woodlands, the Raven Point Wood Trail offers walkers views of one of the most unique coastal areas in the county. Raven Point is at the tip of the coast of Wexford and is also part of Curracloe Beach, so there is a beautiful sandy stretch on the edge of the woods.

 

The woodland walk itself is just under 7 km long, but it is impossible to visit Raven Point and not take a stroll along the sand dunes. Across the water, you’ll be able to see Wexford town in the distance from Raven Point. This coastal area is a memorable walk, and you will want to visit again!

 

 

Cahore Point Trail

The Cahore Point Trail is a newly waymarked walk at Cahore Point in North Wexford. The looped walk is almost 5 km in length and runs along the cliffs from Cahore Pier to Old Bawn Beach.

 

 

So if you’re heading out on a walk, why not check if one of these trails are within your 5 km? If not, make a note to pay them a visit when restrictions have been eased.

Don’t forget to get out and get some fresh air within your 5 km this week and if you take any photos on your way, tag us on social media @VisitWexford!

 

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