August 2010

Kilmore Quay is a well known and very attractive fishing village with a couple of very good swimming spots.

In the town itself, right beside the harbour, is a small beach with surprisingly clear water. This is a lovely place for a swim and its Blue Flag is well deserved. Apart from the lovely water the beach is well sheltered and there are rocks at either end to rest against. The sand is soft and good for children to play on.

From the harbour a rough path leads you the small distance to the beach and there are also a couple of seats at the entrance. Public toilets are located nearby beside the main car park.

About a kilometre outside the village ( turn right at the harbour), past the memorial garden there is a long sandy beach which seems to stretch for ever. Here the sea is choppier and deeper. Again the water is fresh and lovely for swimming, but do take care as you are out of your depth quickly.

In contrast to the harbour, this beach is quite open and windy, although there are dunes behind it in which you will get some shelter.

Two lovely spots for swimming, so take you choice or, better still, try both.


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From Wexford town you take the R733 in the direction of Wellington Bridge. On this road watch out for the left turn onto the R738 which will bring you to Kilmore.

Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Map No. 77


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