In contrast to its noisier neighbours in Clonea and Ardmore, Ballyquin is a beach to go to if you want to swim in a quieter setting.
This is a wide, secluded beach with a good expanse of soft sand. It is quite open so when it’s windy you will likely need a windbreak. There are some pools for the kids to explore and some shelter from the rocks.
The water here is clear and very nice to swim in. It’s sandy underfoot and you get into your depth gradually. All in all a good spot for those who want to swim without too much background noise.
There is a small car park, with room for a handful of cars, and a basic toilet in the car park. Access to the beach is via a rough path cum slipway on which you could manage a buggy and possibly a wheelchair, with great care.
From Dungarvan take the R25 toward Youghal. You then take a left turn onto the R675 signposted Ardmore. Before Ardmore watch for a left turn signposted for Ballyquinn Beach.
Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Map No. 82