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Enniscrone Beach

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Enniscrone is a 5-kilometre-long, golden, sandy beach located along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way on the Sligo coastline, alongside the lively resort town of Enniscrone. It is a popular beach for swimming, having been awarded Blue Flag status. Lifeguards watch over the area during the summer months. Surfing is also popular here, and there is a surf club located on the beach. The beach is renowned for its spectacular sunsets.

Enniscrone Beach is a good place to come, at any time of year, for walks along the coast. There is a small river that runs down the beach, but it is easily crossable. There are many sand dunes alongside the beach, known as 'the Valley of Diamonds'. Some of them are fenced off to protect the abundant wildlife found here. Most of the beach is backed by Enniscrone Golf Club.

There is parking with access to the beach over a sand dune. There are also toilets here as well as a children's play area and children's Go-Karts.

In the village of Enniscrone there are plenty of facilities, including seaweed baths just off the northern end of the beach. As well as many shops and restaurants there is also an aqua park and crazy golf. There are many places for tourists to stay in the village, including hotels, holiday homes and camp sites.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs must be on a leash and droppings removed.

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Activities

  • Swimming/bathing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop

Nearest town

Enniscrone

Postcode

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