Ireland’s Top 5 Coasts and Beaches

Ireland is in total surrounded by more than 1450 kilometres of coastline. The country also convinces with breath taking views, powerful cliffs and lots of green landscape. These unique settings will satisfy everyone that is looking for untouched nature and is a great attraction for your incentive trip. To make the choice of where you want to go in Ireland a bit easier, we will help you with a list of our five favourite coasts in this beautiful country.

1. Curracloe Strand Beach

The Curracloe beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. With a length of more than 7 miles (ca. 11 km), this beach is surrounded by sand dunes. During the summer months, many colourful flowers are decorating the dunes while butterflies finding their way from blossom to blossom. In the south, the beach of the nature reserve Raven Wood can be found. In the north, Cahore Beach is located. Stephen Spielberg already used this stunning landscape for his movie “Saving Private Ryan”. He excited millions of cinema visitors with it. Since this beach is blue flag certified, bathing is possible as well. In the summer months, a lifeguard is available during the daytime.

2. Bray Beach

Bray beach is located right at the boarder of Wicklow and Dublin. Therefore, the beach is just around 25 kilometres away from the city centre of Dublin. If you travel without a car, the Bray beach is easily reachable by the DART train, too. The ride is around 50 minutes from Dublin Connolly and brings you right to the beach. This beach also has a blue flag area of 1000 meters, which lies in the northern part of the beach. In the summer months, a lifeguard is provided while in the winter this is not the case. A special gem of this destination is the walk from the Bray Head to Greystone along the coast. This walk rewards you with unbelievable views and possibilities to take breath-taking landscape photographs.

3. Inch Beach

Inch beach is an extensive and sandy beach in a rustic and countryside dominated environment. The natural heritage area was awarded with the blue flag certificate and invites with its great landscape to a bath. Flowers and dunes surrounding this great place, which is located between Dingle Harbour and Castlemaine, harbour. The Inch beach is accessible via the R563 coming from Killarney which leads to the R561 and finally to Inch beach. As well as the other beaches in Ireland, Inch beach is also life guarded during the summer months while in the winter months no lifeguards are around. Besides the swimmers, you will also most likely see some surfers. This beach is well known for its wave formations and surfers from the south-west of Ireland meeting up at the beach to surf.

4. Cliffs of Moher

Surrounded by beaches, the cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top destinations for tourists. Walking along the cliffs can be an exhausting adventure, so why not heading to one of the beaches to cool down and enjoy the stunning sea? The range of blue flag beaches around the cliffs is large. The Lahinch, the Spanish Point, the White Strand as well as the Fanore are stunning beach locations that are definitely worth a visit. Long open beaches and a wide sea offer great bathing possibilities and as usual on the Irish coast a perfect place to surf. As well as all the other blue flag certified beaches, lifeguards are available in the summer months during the main season to ensure a safe family environment.

5. Rosses Point Beach

The Rosses Point beach is number five of our most favourite beaches of Ireland. It is located in County Sligo and is a popular area amongst tourists and residents. Stunning views of Knockarea are south-sided and of Benbulben are north-sided of the beach. There is a so Called “discovery point” available which offers a spectacular view over Sligo bay, Coney Island, the Black Rock and Metal Man lighthouse. The Metal Man lighthouse is a 3.7 metres high statue, which was erected in 1821. Near to the beach is the village of Rosses Point that offers some great accommodations, restaurants and original Irish pubs. Surfing is as well as on the other beaches also here a widespread sport. As a blue flag certified beach, the Rosses Point has a lifeguard supervision during the main season in the summer months. In the winter months there is no life guarding available.

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