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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
Dogs friendly beach?
Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
- Kite surfing
- Wind surfing
- Town centre nearby
- Pub nearby