Curracloe Beach (Ballinesker)

Curracloe Beach - County Wexford
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A huge stretch of sandy beach reaching from Raven Point to Ballyconigar 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 film, Saving Private Ryan.

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Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs required to be on a leash and dog fouling removed.

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  • Swimming/bathing


  • Shop

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Parking available.


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Curracloe Beach Reviews

Curracloe beach and Raven

John Connolly
Mar 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 Murphy
Nov 01st 2020

Beautiful stretch of beach and coastline .

Made feel at home

Michael Frayne
Aug 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

What did we get wrong?