Curracloe

March 2012

If it's long beaches you want, then go to Curracloe.

This is a wide expanse of beach which must be six kilometres long if you take in the whole stretch up to Blackwater Head. In fact, this whole coastline from Ballymoney to Wexford appears to be just one long beach.

So, there is plenty of sand in Curracloe but also lots of water. You can get into your depth fairly quickly here and it's sandy underfoot, so it's a good place for a swim. However,
the beach is fairly exposed so the water can get choppy. If you are thinking of spending some time here, bring your windbreak.

Curracloe has a good sized car park, with toilets nearby. A board walk runs from the car park up to the beach, but then runs into the sand, literally, before you reach the hard sand. Why this happens we don't know but it does mean the beach isn't wheelchair accessible, but you will manage with buggies.

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months. Blue Flag beach.

Directions

From Wexford take the R471 toward Gorey and Dublin. After a few kilometres take a right turn onto the R742 signposted Curracloe and Courtown. In Curracloe take a right turn onto the R743 signposted for the beach. This road will lead you to the car park.

Ordnance Survey Map No. 77

 
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