County Waterford Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 8 swimming beaches listed in County Waterford. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

  • Councillors Strand ©

    1. Councillors Strand Beach

    This Blue Flag award-winning, south-facing beach lies at the northern end of the village of Dunmore East. The sheltered cove is picture-postcard pretty, with its backdrop of whitewashed stone cottages and turquoise sea waters. The beach…

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    2. Clonea Beach

    Clonea Strand is a long, wide stretch of sandy beach about 10 minutes ' drive from Dungarvan. It is considered my some to be among the best beaches on Ireland's South East coast.

    People come here throughout the year for long walks,…

  • Tramore ©

    3. Tramore Beach

    If you are looking for a huge sandy beach then Tramore could be for you. The name itself means "Big Strand" and that is exactly what it is. The beach here stretches 5 km (3 miles) along Waterford's Atlantic coast. Tramore does draw a crowd…

  • Bunmahon ©

    4. Bunmahon Beach

    The former mining village of Bunmahon lies on the R675, south of Waterford. The unspoiled beach here, offers a good stretch of sand, backed by dunes and rocky outcrops. It is flanked by spectacular cliffs which, together with the natural…

  • Dunmore Strand ©

    5. Dunmore Strand Beach

    Nestled in a sheltered cove Dunmore Strand is protected from most of the winds and waves. The beach here backs onto the charming little fishing village of Dunmore East with the Strand pub overlooking the beach. This sandy beach ranges…

  • Ballyquin ©

    6. Ballyquin Beach

    Ballyquin Beach is fairly remote and with limited parking it never gets too busy. This is no reflection on the beach itself as it is something of a gem. 

    Stretching for around 400 metres the beach here is comprised of a lovely…

  • Portally Cove ©

    7. Portally Cove

    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…

  • Stradbally Cove ©

    8. Stradbally Cove

    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…