Wexford's Beaches

Wexford the Model County, has some of Ireland's most beautiful and popular beaches. Many of which have been awarded the blue flag for excellence. In the North of the county is Ballymoney and Courtown. The beaches stretch Southwards through Morriscastle, Kilmuckridge, Blackwater and Curracloe. South of Wexford town is Rosslare Strand, Carne beach and along the South coast of the county to Kilmore Quay, Fethard, Hook Head area and Duncannon. As the list is endless the best suggestion is to go and sample them for yourself. To view the location of any one of the beaches click Here.


Situated eight miles from Wexford town, Curracloe has seven miles of beach and sand dunes. It is well known for its safety and therefore very popular with families. It also offers good fishing along the beach, particularly along the Point of the Raven. Pony trekking can also be carried out along the beach.


Rosslare is located in the centre of Rosslare Bay; 9 miles from Wexford and approximately 6 miles from Rosslare Harbour, the ferry port. Being in the bay, has miles of sandy beaches, which makes it very popular at all times of the year. The area is also one of the driest and sunniest in Ireland and each year its mild climate helps keep that reputation. Rosslare boasts an 18-hole golf course, which is used extensively throughout the year. There are also tennis courts, childrens playgrounds, shops, pubs and many other amenities widely available.

Kilmore Quay

The fishing village of Kilmore Quay is where the Maritime Museum, the "Guillemot", is located. This village has a lovely beach and is well known for its annual Seafood Festival which is held every July. It also has a hotel, bars, restaurants, boat trips, diving and sailing. Kilmore is located 14 miles south of Wexford and 13 miles from Rosslare Harbour. When weather permits it is possible to take a boat trip to the Saltee Islands.


About 12 miles from Wexford town, Carnesore Point is the most south-easterly point in Ireland. Carne has a lovely beach and its safe off-shore water makes it an ideal spot for sailing and wind surfing. Fishing trips are also available at Carne Pier to Tuskar Rock.


The most northern of all the Wexford beaches. The beach is located between Kilmichael piont and Cahore point. A small town with amusements all year round.


Located right above the mouth of the River Barrow Duncannon beach is also near Arthurstown. Awarded the Blue Flag also beaches.

The Blue flag icon is a representation of beach quality wherever it may fly, An Taisce is the Irish Orgainiser for Blue Flags and Marine Awards. When Visitors see a Blue Flag flying they can expect Clean Water, Litter Managment, Toilet Facilities, Life Saving and First Aid Equipment.

to Wexford to RTC Carlow
Courtesy South East Tourism
JB 17 th July 1996