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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 from nearby Waterford City but there is always plenty of room to spread out on this spacious beach.
At the eastern end of the bay, the beach is backed by the popular holiday resort of Tramore with its promenade and various amusements. As you head further along the beach towards Brownstown Head things become increasingly quiet and the backdrop becomes one of sand dunes. Just over the dunes is a tidal lagoon known as Back Strand.
Whilst Tramore is sheltered from some of the wind it picks up a fair bit of the Atlantic swells making it a popular spot with surfers. Fishing is also popular at Tramore with the area around the mouth of the lagoon providing the best catches including bass and flounder.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
- Disabled facilities
- Town centre nearby
- Pub nearby