Caliso Bay

Caliso Bay - County Waterford
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The remote rural beach of Caliso Bay is located on the very edge of County Waterford, across the river Blackwater from County Cork.

On the whole Caliso Bay, with its exotic name, is largely deserted. The most frequent visitors are local anglers, the occasional surfers and the odd naturist (the section to the right of the car park is often cited as clothing optional).

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Good fishing
  • Surfing

Nudist/naturist beach


Nearest town


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Caliso Bay Reviews

Sep 11th 2021

I only found this beach today by accident I found it fantastic.The beach is very stoney you will need beach shoes.The nudist part of the beach is well hidden and you have to know where to go to find it,for me it’s not an issue but if you venture there when in rome.the water temp is good which is helped by the seaweed.ober all this is a good beach and if you are offended by nudists DON’T GO THERE

Aug 11th 2021

This beach has been destroyed by so called wild campers. Rubbish and excrement everywhere. Dog fouling and worse. It is a pity as this was always a nice beach to walk to. The nudists don’t help either!


Jun 07th 2021

Excrement and used toilet paper as you walk along beach headland. Wild campers everywhere ,burnt patches ,broken bottles, and beer tins strewn around.If you walk on beach to the right you come upon naked old men who stand up to show you their old naked bodies until you turn back.Bank holiday Monday June 2021 walk destroyed

What did we get wrong?