Set between Skerries and Rush, Loughshinny Beach is a moderate-sized stretch of sand sheltered by the harbour wall to the east. The pretty beach is backed by a little village but there isn’t anything in way of shops or cafes here - just a working harbour. There is a coffee / snack van parked up during the summer though.
Usually less busy than neighbouring beaches Loughshinny is a great spot for families. In the summer, the already sheltered waters are watched over by lifeguards.
One reason Loughshinny Beach doesn’t get overly busy is a lack of parking. There is a car park practically on the beach, but on sunny days it doesn’t take long to fill up.
Overlooking the bay from the cliffs of Drumanagh Head is an early 19th century Martello tower. This sturdy round building was built as part of a defence network against Napoleon. If you get close enough you may notice the door is half way up the tower and only accessible by ladder!
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
OS grid ref.
Small car park just behind the beach / next to the harbour
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