Rosslare Strand Beach

Rosslare Strand Beach is located next to the village of the same name, at the southern end of Wexford Harbour. The beach here is composed of a mixture of sand and stones and is broken into sections by a number of wooden breakwaters that are designed to prevent the beach from being eroded away.

This part of the Wexford coast prides itself on being the sunniest place in Ireland, receiving about 300 hours more sunshine each year than the national average. It is a Blue Flag beach and is a popular destination for swimmers and for families.
Even outside of the summer season the beach is an ideal place to come for long, bracing walks along the coastline. The beach has a lifeguard service during the summer months. There are also plenty of golf courses in the area.

There is a car park in the centre of the village next to the beach which is accessed directly over a sand dune. There are also toilets located in the car park.

The village of Rosslare Strand, distinct from the ferry port of Rosslare, is a tourist hot spot and has many facilities such as hotels, restaurants, shops and pubs. The village has a railway station on the Dublin to Rosslare Port line and also has a number of bus connections.

Type of beach

Sand. stone

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

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

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  • Swimming/bathing


  • Shop

Nearest town


OS grid ref.


Parking available.


Blue Flag Award

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Rosslare Strand Beach Reviews

Paschal Reck
Apr 19th 2022

Best beach and resort in the country

Beautiful Beach

Mrs Anne Corrigan
Jul 10th 2019

The best beach in south Wexford.

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