Silver Strand Beach

Silver Strand Beach - County Wicklow
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There are a few Silverstrand beaches in Ireland, and all of them are pretty nice. Silver Strand in Wicklow is no exception and would probably be known as one of the finest beaches in the country if it wasn’t for the issue of access.

Silver Strand is a private beach, which in itself is not an issue, however to get to the beach involves crossing one of the two camping and caravan parks that overlook the beach. That said you can, and will probably have to park on one of the sites. The price for parking isn’t ridiculously expensive (between €6 and €10 for the day) so we’d say it is worth it.

If you were expecting the sand to actually be silvery then you may be disappointed, it is actually a lovely golden colour and very fine too. A better name for the beach might have been “pale golden strand with clear blue water”!

The beach is backed by rocky cliffs and the bay is divided up by a number of outcrops. There are also several small caves along the length which are fun to explore.

There isn’t anything in the way of facilities down on the beach and it is a bit of a climb up and down the path that zig zags down the cliff from the car park. Also, there is no lifeguard although swimming is generally pretty save at Silver Strand.

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Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

County Wicklow dog friendly beaches »

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Silver Strand Beach Reviews

There is no access

May 16th 2024

The owners of the caravan sites have decided to restrict access to people staying at the caravan sites only.

There is no public acceptor parking otherwise