Wexford Beaches

Best Beaches in Wexford


County Wexford is the proud home to some of the best beaches in Ireland. Wexford boasts a series of stretched, sandy beaches which are ideal for building sandcastles, for water-sports enthusiasts, for swimming in rock pools or collecting shells and simply enjoying the sand between your toes. So breathtaking, even Hollywood has visited them.


Of course, no trip to Wexford is complete without jump into the car for a drive, to soak up the salty spray of the ocean at one of many viewpoints where you can capture the perfect family photo set against the backdrop of Wexford’s sandy coastline.


Wexford has over 250 km of coastline, much of which is made up of beautiful wide-open sandy beaches. Take a tour of the stunning Wexford beaches along the coast of the Sunny South East.


Seven Wexford beaches have been awarded a Blue Flag:

  • Morriscastle
  • Rosslare Strand
  • Ballinasker
  • Curracloe
  • Ballymoney North Beach
  • Carne


And two marinas:

  • Kilmore Quay
  • New Ross


And thirteen are Green Coast Beaches:


  • Cahore Point Beach
  • Old Bawn Beach
  • Culleton’s Gap
  • St. Helen’s Bay
  • Ballyhealy
  • Booley Bay
  • Grange
  • Baginbun
  • Cullenstown Strand
  • Rosslare Harbour Beach



If it’s surfing, kite-surfing, a sand-castle making session or a secluded coastal walk, Wexford is a perfect location for all. For a fun-filled family beach day, a visit to Courtown, Kilmore or Rosslare Strand is a must or be delighted the almost exotic white soft sands of Morriscastle Strand or Curracloe Beach. For a surfing adventure take a trip to Carnivan or for a secluded picnic discover Dollar Bay and many more ‘not so secret’ spots!


You can also enjoy all the following beaches for a relaxing stroll on the golden sands:


  • Arthurstown
  • Ballinoulart
  • Ballagh
  • Ballyconniger
  • Ballyduboy
  • Ballygrangans
  • Ballynaclash
  • Ballynamona
  • Ballyteigue
  • Ballytrent
  • Ballyvaldon
  • Ballyvaloo
  • Bing
  • Blackhall
  • Bridges Chamber
  • Carnivan
  • Carnsore Point
  • Churchtown
  • Clammers Point
  • Clones Lower
  • Clones Upper
  • Dollar Bay
  • Donaghmore
  • Glascarrig
  • Glennaglogh
  • Glen (Salt Rock)
  • Grange (Wood Village)
  • Ingard Point
  • Lady's Island
  • Kilgorman
  • Kilpatrick
  • Kilmore Quay Little Beach
  • Knocknasillogue
  • Lumsdirs bay
  • Pollshone
  • Roney Point
  • Rosslare Point
  • Rosslare Harbour
  • Rostoonstown
  • Sandeel
  • Saview
  • Shilmore/Nethertown
  • Slade
  • St Margarets
  • St Vogues
  • Tacumshin
  • Tinnaberna
  • Kildermot - Saleen Lane 1.3km


Featured photo credit: wexfordrone


Visit Wexford

To find the best beaches in Wexford to suit your tastes, start browsing through some many options listed below.


Kilmore Angling


Take to the seas with Kilmore Angling! Join Eamonn and the crew for Wreck, Reef & Deep Sea, Up-tiding, Tope & Bass Fishing or simply book a daytime or evening cruise along one of Irelands most scenic coastal regions and the Saltee Islands. Head over to our website for more details.  

Saltee Ferry

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The Saltee Ferry operates daily, shuttling visitors from Kilmore Quay to the Saltee Islands. This scenic journey provides a chance to witness diverse wildlife, with puffins being a highlight for photography enthusiasts. The islands are a haven for seabirds like puffins, gannets, and seals, offering a unique and captivating experience for nature lovers.   An […]

Cullenstown Strand

Recently awarded the Green Coast Award, which is given to beaches which may be less developed and less populated than Blue Flag beaches but which nevertheless have excellent water quality. Cullenstown Strand is one of Wexford’s many award winning beaches located on the East Coast near the small village of Cullenstown. The beach is a short […]

Carne Beach

This stunning beach is open to visit all year round and is easily accessible for all with disabled parking, disability toilet and a flat, concrete ramp to the beach. Carne Pier also makes for a fabulous viewing point from the harbour. Carne beach was awarded their Blue Flag. The Blue Flag Award is presented to beaches and […]

Ballinesker Beach

Ballinesker is the beach where Steven Spielberg shot the film “Saving Private Ryan” in 1997 and is covered in soft, wind blown sand. This beautiful and accessible beach is the perfect spot for bird watching, as it it close by to Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, and also for collecting stunning sea shells. The beach boasts a […]

Duncannon Beach

Duncannon Beach is great for families as there is a designated bathing area of approximately a mile long for optimum safety.. There are stunning views of Hook Head from the area and also views of Waterford from the coastline. Just a short stroll from the beach is Duncannon Fort.

Grange Beach

Grange Beach is a sandy beach located in Fethard, County Wexford which merges into Banna Beach during low tide. As a result of the beach not being well sheltered from the wind, it is the prime location for many water sports like surfing and wind surfing. Grange Beach has received the Green Coast Award for […]

Booley Bay Beach

Booley Bay beach is one of Wexford’s hidden gems and is considered a very secluded beach on the Duncannon to Hook Head road. The beach is nestled in a gorgeous sheltered bay and hosts a gorgeous, golden sweeping sand. Booley Bay Beach has received the Green Coast Awards 2017 for the cleanliness of its beach.

Ballyhealy Beach

Ballyhealy beach is a Green Coast Award 2018 winning beach for its quality and cleanliness located near Kilmore. The beach offers a picturesque view of the Wexford Coastline and is not only suited for walking and swimming but is known as a prime location for surfing due to its onshore breezes.

St. Helen’s Bay Beach

St. Helen’s Bay, Kilrane, Rosslare, Co Wexford. the beach is a gorgeous long stretch of sand. This location is just ideal for swimming, fishing sailing and long leisurely walks and its prime location along Wexford’s South Coastline makes for a stunning panoramic view. St Helen’s Bay Beach was awarded the Green Coast Award 2018.

Culleton’s Gap

The beach at Culleton’s Gap is in a section of the sandy Curracloe stretch facing in an easterly direction over Wexford Bay and the Irish Sea. The beach is a mere 1 mile from the village of Curracloe and The Raven Nature Reserve, the North Slob Land and the Wild Fowl Reserve border the beach […]

Old Bawn (Newtown)

Old Bawn is a Green Coast awarded beach which has a wide range of native wildlife in the shelter of the sand dunes. Visitors can walk along the stretch of beach which eventually merges with Morriscastle beach. The Beach is stunning stretch of sand along the picturesque coastline extending south from Cahore Point and includes […]