Best beaches in County Wexford

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Below are a list of the top 12 beaches in County Wexford as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in County Wexford is Curracloe. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in County Wexford just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Curracloe Beach

    Curracloe © Irish Jaunt

    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…

  • 2. Baginbun Beach

    Baginbun © Andreas F. Borchert

    Lovely secluded and sheltered sandy beach on the eastern side of Wexford's Hook Peninsula.

    The beach here is protected from the prevailing winds by low cliffs behind. The water in the bay is usually calm making it suitable for swimming, although care must be taken as there are no lifeguards and this is a quiet beach.


  • 3. Duncannon Beach

    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…

  • 4. Rosslare Strand Beach

    Rosslare Strand © Rob Motha | BY-SA

    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…

  • 5. Ballymoney Beach

    Ballymoney © M Gray | BY-SA

    Ballymoney in County Wexford has two sandy beaches, and is one of the most popular locations in the county. The approach is attractive, tranquil, and quirky. There is plenty of sand, although much of the beach is quite rocky and visitors might want to make sure any walking activities include footwear. The beach is not…

  • 6. Morriscastle Beach

    Morriscastle © Mark Sinnott

    Also known as the "Golden Mile", Morriscastle beach is certainly that, and more. In fact the beach here is over twice that length and often claimed to be the longest beach in Ireland. Whether or not this is the case it is certainly big enough to soak up beach-goers even on the busiest days of…

  • 7. Courtown Beach

    Courtown © P L Chadwick | BY-SA

    Courtown is part of a long, sandy stretch of the Wexford coastline on the east coast of Ireland. The northern end of the beach is popular for swimming and other water sports. It has lifeguard cover in the summer months. (An information board shows the times when the lifeguard is in attendance) There are attractive…