Summer in Wexford

County Wexford is known as the Sunny South East of Ireland and for good reason. Nestled in the cornerstone of Ireland’s Ancient East, Wexford clocks up the most hours of sunshine in all of Ireland. We really are the #BestForSun.

County Wexford is a popular holiday destination for families, groups of friends, couples, and even solo travellers. The abundance of natural amenities and dynamic landscapes means there’s no shortage of activities to enjoy or attractions to discover. If you’re planning a staycation in Ireland, you simply can’t go wrong with all that Wexford has to offer. You can count on Wexford to be #BestForSun and #BestForFun.

What to Do

Activities & Attractions

From movie-star, sandy beaches and scenic coastlines to medieval towns and breathtaking mountain ranges. There’s something for all ages and interests in County Wexford.

Water sports is just one of the exhilarating ways you can enjoy your stay in Wexford. People of all ages can get their toes wet as they try kayaking, fishing, or surfing to name a few. And if you prefer to take it easy, take a leisurely stroll or relax on one of our spectacular beaches.

Escape outdoors and visit colourful gardens and parks such as JFK Memorial Park and Arboretum, Wells House & Gardens, or Kilmokea Gardens. A perfect day to spend alone or with all the family. We recommend bringing a picnic to enjoy while soaking up the sun and the blooming gardens around you. 

Don’t miss Wexford’s outdoor attractions like Hook Lighthouse, The Irish National Heritage Park, or the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

Wexford is not only the perfect family holiday destination, if you’re in need of a post-lockdown weekend with your friends, a solo R&R trip, or a romantic getaway, Wexford should be at the top of your list. Wexford is home to some world-class golf courses, spa escapes, and alternative dining experiences to ensure you can plan that much-needed summer trip.  

 

Walking, Cycling and other Wexford Trails

Thanks to our dynamic landscapes, Wexford is the ideal spot for walking and cycling. Take it easy with a cycle or grab your outdoor boots and take a hike up the Blackstairs Mountains or Mt. Leinster for a panoramic view of the Model county.  There’s such a variety of scenic routes to choose with something for all ages and fitness levels. You can check out all Wexford Trails here  

Events

Wexford is a vivacious county with a calendar of events and festivals taking place throughout summer. Whether you enjoy music, food, heritage, crafting, or simply a great night’s entertainment, there’s an event with your name on it. Check  What’s On in Wexford

 

What to Eat

Wexford has a vibrant food scene. There are a number of fantastic and award-winning restaurants , cafés and traditional pubs across the county where you can sample our local fare with outdoor dining options. Although, the most popular snacks we love to indulge in during the great weather has to be a classic 99 ice cream cone or fresh fish and chips after a day spent on the beach.

You know its Summer in Wexford when you see the roadside huts appear selling fresh Wexford strawberries. It really isn’t a Summer trip to Wexford if you don’t try Wexford strawberries – they’re arguably the best in the world and all thanks to our sunny climate. You can even take a trip to a strawberry farm during the summer months when you will see the strawberry tunnels where the fruit is grown, meet the farmer and hear his story and finish off your tour by picking your own strawberries to take home. 

 

Where to Stay

County Wexford has a variety of 5 and 4-star hotels, family-oriented hotels, wellness retreats, self-catering accommodation options to choose from or if you’re feeling full of adventure why not sleep under the stars and check out some camping or caravan sites dotted around the county.

 

Check out some of our more detailed blogs and tourist guides below, so you can start planning your summer staycation to Wexford. 

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