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Wrapped in more than 200 km of coastline, much of it lined with fine, golden sand, Wexford has more than its fair share of exceptional beaches. Add to this the reputation of “the sunny southeast,” and you have the ideal location for an Irish beach holiday. Families will be especially pleased, as these clean, safe beaches are lapped by waters that are much calmer than those around the south and west of the country, creating the perfect setting for splashing about with the kids.
Lying about 10 km northeast of Wexford town, Curracloe Beach is a 13km paradise of golden sand and safe swimming that Wexford County Council is protecting with a dedicated conservation policy. Venture into the dunes for a nature trail that stretches 5 km as far as Raven Point, passing through the spectacular Raven Nature Reserve. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards in summer.
Head 12km southeast of Wexford town to arrive at Rosslare Strand, on the southern edge of Wexford Harbour. This is a fine location for summer swims or winter walks, offering a superb 8km beach that extends the whole length of a peninsula that protrudes into Wexford Harbour. Have a go at kayaking, sailing, or windsurfing when you tire of lounging on the sand. Venture off the beach for tennis, scenic walks, rounds of golf, or lawn bowls. Lifeguards patrol Rosslare Beach in summer.
Morriscastle Beach is on Wexford’s east coast, a little over 6 km from Cahore Point. Europe’s longest continuous stretch of beach, it runs for 20 km from Curracloe to Cahore Point, although locals inexplicably call it the “Golden Mile.” The area from Kilmuckridge to the Tinnaberna Sandhills is a designated Special Area of Conservation, making it a perfect location for birdwatching and other nature pursuits. The 221km Wexford Coastal pathway also passes through Morriscastle. Lifeguards operate on Morriscastle Beach in summer.
Courtown is situated roughly 6 km southeast of Gorey and offers both a south and a north beach, both of which are well worth visiting. The north beach has been drawing tourists for generations, becoming a firm favourite among families, as well as among walkers, watersports enthusiasts, and sun seekers. Lifeguards patrol in summer. Bring supplies for a picnic and enjoy gentle strolls in the lovely woods nearby. The south beach is smaller and quieter than its northern neighbour, making it a great place to unwind, but it is not recommended for swimming. You are within easy walking distance of Courtown village at both beaches.
There are two beaches at Kilmore Quay, with the smaller of the two preferable for swimming. This is a traditional beach in the best sense, making it the perfect location for a day of family fun with buckets and spades. The Saltee Islands are just visible from here, and it is well worth taking the boat trip from Kilmore Quay. The islands form a nature reserve packed with puffins, gannets, razorbills, and other bird life.
2.1km from Duncannon
Surround yourself with the beautiful scenery of Duncannon, County Wexford, when you stay at this wonderful 4-star self catering property. Perfect for a family holiday or a romantic break, it offers peace and seclusion in unspoilt surroundings on a working farm, where you can observe the daily workings of an Irish farm.
Activities for you to enjoy while breathing in the fresh country air include fishing, hill walking, pitch n’ putt, and pony trekking (8km).
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2.6km from Kilmuckridge
These spacious self catering bungalows sleep up to seven people in a tranquil rural setting. They are conveniently located near the coastal village of Klmuckridge and make a good base for touring the east and southeast. Rosslare Port, Wexford, Enniscorthy, and Gorey are all within easy driving distance.
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10.5km from Wexford
Nestled in a secluded courtyard corner, this self catering property offers a uniquely charming and relaxing experience. Centrally located just ten minutes' drive from historic Wexford town, it is within easy reach of Wexford's main attractions, including the Dunbrody famine ship, JFK Homestead & Park, Johnstown Castle & Gardens, the Hook Lighthouse, miles of sandy beaches, fishing, golf, horse riding & racing, walking, and scenic rolling countryside. The self catering property has been tastefully converted from an old granary into a 4-star gem using locally sourced materials including pitch pine salvaged from Wexford Quays.
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0.3km from Rosslare
Stay at an exclusive development of 4-star self-catering properties just a 15-minute stroll from the Blue Flag beach at Rosslare Strand and its many pubs and restaurants. One of the newest self-catering developments in Rosslare, these 3-bedroom holiday homes are constantly being upgraded and feature exceptional insulation standards, landscaped grounds, and FREE WiFi in many of the houses.
4.2km from Fethard-On-Sea
The holiday home is beautifully furnished and decorated. Relax in the cosy living area in front of an open fire, and enjoy meals together in the modern kitchen with its excellent cooking facilities.
Located in a small development called Hookless Village, the holiday home is only a short walk from Sandeel Bay, a coastal paradise with opportunities for deep-sea angling, bird watching, snorkelling, swimming, or just lazing on the beach.
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