Curracloe Beach (Ballinesker)
A huge stretch of sandy beach reaching from Raven Point to Ballyconnigar near Blackwater.
Curracloe Strand has three separate access points along its length and the sections of the beach are named after these. From north to south there is Ballinesker, White Gap and Culletons Gap. These all have wooden boardwalks running from car parks down to the beach with Ballinesker accessible in a wheelchair.
Regularly awarded Blue Flag status you can rely on there being plenty of facilities on and off the beach.
Curracloe beach was used in the filming of the D-Day landings scenes of the 1997 Stephen Spielberg film, Saving Private Ryan.
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Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs required to be on a leash and dog fouling removed.
- Disabled facilities
- Town centre nearby
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Curracloe Beach Reviews
Curracloe beach and Raven
John ConnollyMar 07th 2021
Incredible length of sandy, clean ( local volunteer cleaners brilliant), friendly people, safe swimming ( note rising tide drifts south to north and reverse, best to stay in depth) and Raven wildlife reserve beside south beach is a haven and heaven to wander within. Magical, bears comparison with Galapagos, S.W France, Florida and Australia ( other than temperature!). Enjoy.
Dan MurphyNov 01st 2020
Beautiful stretch of beach and coastline .
Made feel at home
Michael FrayneAug 06th 2019
This beach has a full 10km stretch of white sand ,a forest at the end ,dunes to get lost in and clean water to swim in ,fantastic place