Blackrock Beach

Blackrock Beach - County Louth
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Located just south of Dundalk, Blackrock was once a bustling seaside resort. In its heyday sand was imported to keep the beaches topped up and the visitors coming.

These days things are a little quieter although there is still a pleasant sandy beach backed by a promenade. At the centre of the promenade is Blackrock’s Millennium sundial - allegedly the largest in Ireland.

When the tide goes out the sea all but disappears over the horizon exposing a vast area of sand and mudflats. Whilst not ideal for taking a dip this does provide a suitable habitat for a range of wading birds such as as brent geese and dunlins.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


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Dogs allowed

Dogs are permitted on the beach but must be kept on a leash.

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  • Kite surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

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