Ladies Beach (Blackrock) (Priest's beach)

The beach in front of St Oliver Plunkett’s Church in Blackrock is known as either Priest’s beach or Ladies beach. Whilst the first name might be self-explanatory the second one is down to Victorian modesty.

Along with building a large sea wall to protect against flooding here a section of wall was built across the beach so that ladies could bathe in privacy.

Ladies beach is a pleasant stretch of sand which gently slopes into Dundalk Bay. Like Blackrock’s other beach the tide does tend to go out rather a long way here - around 2 miles - so maybe not ideal if you fancy a dip.

Also known as:

Priest's beach

Type of beach


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Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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

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