Stradbally Cove is tucked away at the mouth of the River Tay, set back in a deep inlet on Waterford’s “Copper Coast”. The narrow bay is flanked by grassy headlands which provide plenty of shelter from the breeze.
At low tide there’s acres of sand here - in fact it is a fair hike to reach the sea. As the tide comes in the converse is true and there isn’t a great deal of beach, it is however ideal for swimming on calmer days.
There isn’t anything in way of amenities at Stradbally Cove, you’ll have to head back up the hill to the village for even the basics. And whilst there is parking literally on the beach it can quickly fill up, so it may be better to park up in the village too.
The backdrop to the beach is particularly picturesque as the river meanders through a tree-lined meadow. To the opposite side of the cove, and a little way inland, there is an old lime kiln.
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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