Best beaches in County Waterford

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in County Waterford as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in County Waterford is Clonea. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in County Waterford just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

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    1. 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,…

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    2. Caliso Bay

    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…

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    3. 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…

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    4. Woodstown Beach

    Woodstown Strand is a long stretch of sandy beach backed by private woodland. The beach is located on the banks of the wide estuary carved by the Rivers Suir, Nore and Barrow making it a sheltered spot. This also means the sand slopes…

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    5. Ardmore Bay

    The small holiday town of Ardmore boasts a mile long stretch of sandy beach. Situated midway between Dungarvan and Youghal the town retains much of its charm as well as an abundance of history.

    Beginning on the northern edge of…

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    6. 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…

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