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North Wexford Beaches

Ardamine Beach

Around the rocks from Courtown’s South beach is the long sandy beach of Ardamine. At the curve in the beach, built up sand has created a shallow, stoneless sandbank, where the waves break early before reaching the beach – it’s a great spot for the kids. A place well worth a visit.

Ballymoney Beach
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Ballymoney (North)

The Ballymoney beaches are probably the most popular local beaches. From the southern beach, there is a good size lane over the rocks connecting it to the northern beach. Once there, you will understand its popularity. This beach has a lifeguard station and other amenities like toilets and a shop can be found at the southern beach. This beach has received a Green Coast award.

Ballymoney (South)

A small beach but can be a quiet getaway from its northern neighbour. It has a shop and toilets at its entrance, a small stream to paddle for the kids (not suitable for bathing), rocks and lovely sand just to sunbathe on.

Cahore Beach

Oldbawn and Cahore

This beach has been a favourite spot with tourists for years. A pier at one end, the pebbled beach stretches to rocks at the other. Very popular for boating and other water sports. The beach has an in-shore life boat and a lifeguard station.

Clones Strand

A fabulous beach which serves the village of Castletown. There are a lot of holiday homes and caravan parks in the area which increase the popularity of the beach.

Courtown (North)

The beach has been a firm favourite with tourists since the turn of the century, and today is still a favourite for families, walkers, water sports and the sun seekers. The beach has a borough alongside it which contains spots ideal for picnics and lovely woodlands for walking. The beach also has a lifeguard station.

Courtown (South)

A much smaller beach than the north beach, it also benefits from the village amenities. If you want to get away to a quiet spot, here’s where to go. Not suitable for swimming.

Courtown Beach
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Dodds Rocks

This beach, named after Captain Dodd, is the next beach after Courtown North. You can access it from the Courtown-Ballymoney road. The beach is one of the largest along the coast and well worth a visit.

Glascarrig Point

Glasscarrig Point (1)

Glascarrig Point

Located between Roney Point and Cahore. Well signposted. Ideal for the enthusiastic fishing person or for a family day by the sea.

Kilpatrick Beach

The beach is not well sign-posted, but it can be found next to Kilmichael Strand. Here, there are acres of soft sandy dunes ideal for a picnic. The beach is renowned for its very rare sea shells and unusual sea stones and pebbles.

Kilmichael Strand

Morriscastle

Morriscastle

A long beach located after Clones Strand. Its most notable feature is the borough which runs alongside it. The borough is made up of mini hills and valleys. This beach is also a very popular spot for fishermen with a lot of good advantage point among the rocks. It is ideal for a family day out.

Morriscastle

This beach serves the village of Kilmuckidge. The beach, which is known as the ‘Golden Mile’, is in a natural bay, which extends for three miles. The beach has shelter thanks to grassy sand dunes and is famous for its fishing. There are also amenities such as parking and public toilets (including facilities for the disabled). This beach is listed in the “Discover Wexford’s Green Coast Awarded Beaches” Brochure.

Oldbawn (Newtown) Beach

Oldbawn 2

Oldbawn

This beach is situated 2 miles from Ballygarrett village on the coast road. This beach has been popular for years. The beach has miles of golden sand and it is possible to walk along this beach to the adjoining beaches of Ballinoulart and Morriscastle. This beach is well sheltered by grassy sand dunes which play host to a wide range of wildlife. It is also famous for its fishing. There is an in-shore life boat and a lifeguard nearby at Cahore.

Poulshone

This beach is hidden between the rocks after Ardamine. Its natural shelter ensures calm waters. There is also a lovely cliff top walk here from which you can see most of the coast line, and it is possible to travel to Roney Point from here. Although ramblers are asked to be aware of the dangers of getting too close to the cliff’s edge.

Roney Point

The most famous residents of this beach lives on the little island just off Roney Point, a family of seals. While occasionally one of these inhabitants can be seen popping their heads up off Courtown, a trip to Roney Point is essential to be sure to catch a glimpse of them.

Saleen

This beach is situated half a mile from the Kildermot Crossroads. There is a long lane from the coastal road to the beach. This lane can be narrow and overgrown in parts, but leads to a lovely unobstructed sandy beach, which is surrounded by caves which are well worth a visit.

Sunrise at Ballymoney Beach (c) James Hoare

 


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