August 2010

Carne is one of the most impressive of Wexford’s many fine beaches and it’s an ideal spot for families to swim in. There is a harbour at one end and then a long stretch of soft sand going off into the distance when you go in the other direction.

The water here is clear and calm but when the tide is out you will walk for a while to get into your depth. The wade in is gradual so it seems safe for children.

The beach itself is a little bit exposed but there some small dunes to the back for shelter.

Right behind the good sized car park is a caravan park which has a small shop and café. As you drive in, but before you come to the car park, a right turn will bring you down to the harbour. Here there are basic toilets and a slip way which will give you easier access to the beach than from the main car park.

Blue Flag beach.


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From Wexford town you take the R730 and then the N25 toward Rosslare. At Tagoat there is a right turn for Lady’s Island and when you follow this road, at Lady’s Island you will pick up the signposts for Carne beach.

Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Map No. 77


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