The Beach Guide

Port Beach

Port Beach - County Louth
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Located just a few miles to the north of the fishing village of Clogherhead is a relatively remote expanse of sand known as Port beach. The beach here stretches for over a mile, although it feels even bigger with panoramic views to the Mourne mountains and backed by mature sand dunes and open countryside.

Clean water and a rural setting make Port beach a haven for a wide range of flora and fauna such as the rare Marsh Orchid.

As a winner of the Blue Flag award you can also relax in the knowledge that this is a safe, family beach with lifeguards patrolling during the summer and plenty of facilities close at hand.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs must be on a leash and droppings removed.

County Louth dog friendly beaches »


  • Swimming/bathing


  • Pub nearby

Nearest town


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Blue Flag Award

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