Beaches

So breathtaking, even Hollywood has visited them. 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. Of course no trip to Wexford is complete without piling 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. We have over 275km of coastline in County Wexford, much of which is made up of beautiful wide-open sandy beaches and spectacular coastline. Blue Flag (Courtown, Morriscastle, Rosslare, Ballinesker, Curracloe, Ballymoney North) and Green Coast beaches (Ballymoney, Cahore, Old Bawn, Culleton’s Gap, St. Helen’s Bay, Ballyhealy, Booley Bay, Grange). If it’s surfing, kite-surfing, a sand-castle making session or a secluded coastal walk, Wexford has a beach for all enthusiasts. For a fun-filled family beach day a visit to Courtown, Kilmore or Rosslare Strand is a must or enjoy 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!

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 […]

Cahore Beach

Cahore beach has been awarded the Green Coast Beach Award and has also been awarded for the quality of its waters. Cahore is one of Ireland’s longest beaches making it an ideal option for a gorgeous, scenic walk. While it’s the ideal location for walking and swimming in the sea, the beach also offers a […]

Ballymoney Beach

Ballymoney consists of two of the counties most popular sandy beaches. Ballmoney North Beach has been awarded Blue Flag Beach and the other beach has been awarded the Green Coast Award for the level of cleanliness and quality of the beach. With nearby parking and a lifeguard service during the Summer, this spot is an […]

Curracloe Beach (Ballinesker)

Curracloe Beach is on the east coast of County Wexford, 5 miles north of Wexford Town and has been awarded the Blue Flag Beach 2018. The Beach is a beautiful stretch of sand along the coastline extending from the Special Area of Conservation at the Raven Point to Ballyconniger Head, which is approximately 10 miles […]

Rosslare Strand

Rosslare Strand Beach is one of Wexford’s most popular beaches and is located next to Rosslare Village, at the southern end of Wexford Harbour. This Blue Flag beach is a ‘go-to’ destination for swimming (lifeguard on duty during the Summer months), strolling and families of all ages. The name ‘The Sunny South East’ stems from […]

Morriscastle Beach

Morriscastle is another Blue Flag awarded beach in Wexford with a long stretch of natural dunes. Here, you’ll find miles of soft sand to ramble on, safe water to swim & splash in and plenty of space for children of all ages to play & build sandcastles.