Beaches in Waterford, County Waterford

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The beach guide has 7 beaches listed in and around the town of Waterford. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Tramore Beach (7 miles)

    Tramore © Paul O'farrell | BY-SA

    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…

  • Passage East Beach (6.2 miles)

    Passage East © Paul O'farrell | BY-SA

    Passage East is a charming little fishing village set on the sloping banks of the estuary of the rivers Barrow and Suir. It is home to a long, sandy beach which stretches around 3 miles southwards, to the village of Woodstown. Towards low tide you can walk the length of the beach whilst taking in…

  • Woodstown Beach (7 miles)

    Woodstown © Paul O'farrell | BY-SA

    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 very gently and when the tide is out a large flat beach…

  • Portally Cove (9.2 miles)

    Portally Cove © Kevin Higgins | BY-SA

    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.…

  • Duncannon Beach (8 miles)

    Duncannon © Brian Hodge | BY-SA

    Duncannon is a mile-long golden, sandy beach facing south. It stretches from beneath the village of Duncannon out into the wide estuary carved by the River Barrow. Its sheltered location protects it from the strongest waves and makes it a popular spot for swimming during the summer months. Lifeguards patrol the beach every day from…

  • Dunmore Strand Beach (8.8 miles)

    Dunmore Strand © Paul O'farrell | BY-SA

    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 from being a wide expanse that stretches all the way around to neighbouring Counsellors Strand…

  • Councillors Strand Beach (8.8 miles)

    Councillors Strand © Paul O'farrell | BY-SA

    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 has clean, golden-red sand and is flanked by striking sandstone cliffs, home to a variety of seabirds. The sheltered…

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