This remote cove is set at the end of a deep inlet with high cliffs to either side. These provide a good deal of shelter from all but the biggest of swells and much of the wind.
Portally Cove is mostly pebble above the tide line although as the tide drops it is often quite sandy. As the tide comes in the little beach all but disappears.
Portally Cove is a popular spot for swimming, although there is no one here to save you if you do get into trouble. It is generally best to swim around high tide but do not not venture beyond the headlands as there are often strong currents.
Access to Portally Cove isn’t very straightforward and perhaps the easiest way is to walk along the coast path from Dunmore East. This takes around half an hour and avoids driving down narrow twisting lanes only to find there is nowhere to park!
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
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