Port is a wide expanse of beach which, with various interrupions, runs all the way to Dundalk. Even on the fine summers day we were there the beach had plenty of room for everybody.
The water was clear and sandy underfoot but slightly wavy which made swimming difficult. Port is quite open so be prepared for wind and a choppy sea. Still the freshness and clarity of the water made this a nice place to visit.
This is a good place for families as there is plenty of room and the water has a gradual wade in. if you are here just for the swimming then time your visit as, at low tide, you will have a good hike to get into your depth.
Port is a Blue Flag beach. There were no lifeguards when we were there- c heck with the County Council for details.
Because it was so busy we couldn’t get near the car park so we don’t know about wheelchair or buggy access. We will have to go in February next time
From Clogherhead drive through the village and take the road signposted for Dunlea. After 1-2 kilometres you will come to a right turn signposted for Port- R244. Follow this and it will lead you to the beach