Solo Travel Ireland
This week’s #TravelTuesday blog post includes the top places to visit and advice for people looking to travel solo through our most welcoming County Wexford. You are definitely in for a treat! From beautiful gardens to soak in the sun while relaxing away with a good book, many equally stunning walking trails to choose from for the more active, to the best hidden beaches, activities and cafes ideal for remote working or places to stay at for that well needed digital detox. #GetLostInWexford as a solo traveller and we guarantee that you will fall in love.
#TravelTuesday Tip: Be curious, ask questions and let the conversations begin. Local people are always happy to share their favourite hidden little gems around the county. But remember to keep your distance at all times. Read our previous blog post on how to stay safe when visiting Wexford >>here<<.
There are many beautiful gardens to choose from while visiting County Wexford. Grab a blanket and unwind while being surrounded by some stunning nature. Get lost in a great book. Switch off. Soak in some sun and Vitamin D, as after all, County Wexford is the #BestForSun. Or if you prefer to spend time in a more active way, why not take a walk around the gardens while listening to your favourite podcast? There’s no better way to take in the scenery and to get lost in nature than to simply head out for a stroll.
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Check out the beautiful resident that resides on the grounds of Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens 🦚🌺 Visit the gardens this coming August Bank Holiday Weekend and stroll the grounds, taking in the beauty that Wexford has to offer ☀️ Plan your holiday at VisitWexford.ie 💜💛 #BestforSun #BestforFun #WexfordTogether #IrelandsAncientEast #FáilteIreland #FeelsBigger #MakeABreakForIt 📸Photo credit: @notionsontour
The Wexford Lavender Farm is also a great place to get lost in nature, enjoy some rays of sunshine and to read a great book while being surrounded by the beautiful smell of lavender.
County Wexford is also the #BestForTrails. We have many stunning walking trails to allow you to get lost in nature and some stunning views. We have previously prepared a list of the best walking trails in County Wexford and as you can see there is a lot to choose from. Some of the trails on the list include The Raven Point Loop, Forth Mountain or the Baginbun Head on the Hook Peninsula.
Raven point Loop was recently listed as one of the 50 great walks in Ireland in the Irish Independent by Pól Ó Conghaile. It is a great thing to do as a solo traveller in County Wexford. It starts off in the stunning pine forest and circles around the Wexford harbour. You also get to come back by one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. Like Pól said, “you get a little bit of everything”.
Walking the Raven Point loop in Co Wexford was my first outing after lockdown. It's one of 50 great Irish walks featured in the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent this weekend. Get yer boots on! 🥾🥾 🇮🇪#MakeABreakForIt pic.twitter.com/Jpa87Y7E32
— @poloconghaile (@poloconghaile) July 10, 2020
The Baginbun Head offers a walk along the coastline with some stunning views of the golden sands on Baginbun Beach. It is a popular spot to stop at while sea cave kayaking with The Irish Experience. Take in the beautiful panoramic views of our coastline and enjoy the relaxing walk during your solo staycation in County Wexford.
Forth Mountain is definitely a unique spot in County Wexford. You can read more about it here.
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Another great place to visit this weekend – the Forth Mountain! 😍Aren't we lucky to have such stunning places in our County? Have you been? 👣 Plan your holiday at VisitWexford.ie 💜💛 #BestForFun #BestForSun Photo Credit: @wexfordrone #IrelandsAncientEast #FailteIreland #WexfordTogether #MakeABreakForIt #FeelsBigger
Also, with over 250 kilometers of beautiful beaches, County Wexford offers many hiddens gems to be explored while travelling solo. The Baginbun beach below is just one of many views in which you can easily get lost. Allow yourself to slow down and be mindful for a day or two. Get lost in a conversation with other travellers.
Some of the other stunning hidden beaches include Dollars Bay and Booley Bay. The Carnivan beach has also been a popular spot with even influencers like Terrie McEvoy coming down to County Wexford for her staycation this year.
Discover these beautiful beaches in our TikTok video. Just how stunning are all of them? And all serve as an ideal spot to unwind on your own.
If you are feeling active and are looking for an unforgettable experience while travelling solo through County Wexford, there are many activities that will allow you to get lost in the view and nature. You will also be able to meet other like minded travellers.
The Irish Experience offers many amazing experiences, such as sea cave kayaking, sunset kayaking, paddle boarding or a self-guided Hook Peninsula cycling experience. How great do all of these sound? We are sure you will enjoy each one of them.
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Looking for an adventure this weekend? 😎@the_irish_experience will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Choose from exciting activities such as sea cave kayaking or kayaking at sunset. 😍🌊 📸 The Irish Experience Plan your holiday at VisitWexford.ie #BestforSun #BestforFun #IrelandsAncientEast #FailteIreland #WexfordTogether #MakeABreakForIt #FeelsBigger
The Surf Shack at Curracloe also offers great fun and an unforgettable time. Why not try something new and sign up to a beginner surf lesson? They also offer dune board lessons, power kiting lessons or sandboard lessons. Impress your friends and loved ones with some new skills once you head home.
The best cafés for relaxing or working away
The Pantry Wexford
Find the menu >>here<<
New in town is The Pantry Wexford, which is a café restaurant located centrally in Wexford town dishing up fresh and hearty breakfasts, lunches and other confectionaries. Their abundance of treats, both savoury and sweet are enough to line any type of foodies stomach. From their buttermilk pancakes and homemade granola, to sweet potato burgers and fresh Rosslare crab rolls, the menu is undoubtedly unique and it’s an eatery worth visiting! Its cosy atmosphere for lunching or a simple dessert ‘pick-me-up’ is one that merits the desire for a solo visit or while working remotely on your own.
The Wilds in Enniscorthy is an elegantly polished café and restaurant, as well as home and lifestyle store set in a stunning period building at the top of Weafer Street in Enniscorthy. Get lost in your work and splurge on an eloquently tasting dish to nourish your mind and brain. The Wilds specialises in blissful brunches while filling an array of needs. From being vegetarian friendly to providing vegan and gluten-free options, The Wilds provides for everyone. The chilled atmosphere is ideal for one trying to work remotely while enjoying meals sourced from local producers or simply relaxing in a quiet setting in the historic town of Enniscorthy.
Based in the centre of Wexford, D’Lush is a hearty café in Wexford Arts Centre which prides itself on the wholesome, healthy lunches made using fresh, tasty and nutritious locally produced ingredients. While the café’s strengths are in its mouthwatering food and reasonably priced lunches, it’s also an atmospheric café for those looking to work remotely or simply to relax with a good book and indulge in the coffees, confectionaries or lunches that D’Lush has to offer.
Learn more about the wholesome dining Wexford has to offer >>here<<
The best hotels to stay at for solo travellers
Creacon Lodge & Wellness
Situated in the south of Wexford, Creacon Lodge & Wellness is the ideal spot for solo travellers to #MakeABreakForIt and ignite the wellness and mindfulness we should all be advocating for during such a heavy year. Among its endorsement of health and well-being, the Creacon Lodge & Wellness has a desirable way of creating the perfect retreat for those seeking to find themselves again. From mindful, healthy dining and the best trails for exploring, to treatments for every need, from spiritual, mind and body – there is a place in Creacon Lodge & Wellness for everybody, and idyllic for solo travelling. You can check out Creacon Lodge & Wellness >>here<<.
Kilmokea House & Gardens
Welcoming solo travellers to the West of Wexford is homely Kilmokea House & Gardens, known for its tranquil qualities in the countryside of the sunny south-east. This country house is ideal for one looking to rest easy and make a break for it in the midst of current affairs. With delicacy in the house’s interior and stunning exterior, among its meticulous gardens, to the serene spa, dishy dining and proximity to many ‘must-do’s’ in Wexford, Kilmokea House is proven to be an idyllic getaway in Ireland’s Ancient East for solo travelling this year. You can check out Kilmokea House & Gardens >>here<<.
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Take a moment to stop and smell the roses at the beautiful @kilmokeacountryhouse 🌹 With plenty of gorgeous, spacious gardens surrounding the manor, there is plenty of room for social distancing while you admire them 😍 Visit kilmokea.com for more safety information. Plan your holiday VisitWexford .ie 💜💛 #BestforSun #BestforFun #WexfordTogether #SunnySouthEast #FáilteIreland #MakeABreakForIt #FeelsBigger
Looking to get away from the rush of busy life and travel solo this year? Wexford’s 4-star Ferrycarrig Hotel is in the ideal location to all that the sunny south-east has to offer. Ferrycarrig is an part to stay in the heart of Wexford, with the views over Wexford’s harbour and proximity to many activities, adventures, sights and sceneries in the area, there’s no doubt a stay at Ferrycarrig Hotel will be a wholesome and tranquil experience while Ireland #FeelsBigger. You can check out Ferrycarrig Hotel >>here<<.
Note: All information and/or prices listed are subject to availability and are correct from the hotel direct website today 25/8/2020, remember to book direct for best rates.
Featured photo: Celtic Routes.