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Claire, Sue, Martina and Jenny all recommend Curracloe Beach: “Curracloe has to be best beach in Ireland!”
Located 2km from Curracloe Village, the 7-mile-long Curracloe Beach doubled as Omaha Beach in the film ‘Saving Private Ryan’. It is a wide open soft-sand beach, great for swimming and surfing. You will find large sand dunes, with a nature trail running through the dunes for 5km to Raven Point, passing through the beautiful peninsula which constitutes Raven Nature Reserve.
For wheelchair users, there is a Beach Wheelchair available at Curracloe Beach which is free to use but pre-booking is recommended. Please call 053 9137679 or 087 751 9194 to book.
Access to Curracloe Beach is next to the car parks via wooden sleeper walkways and there are lifeguards on site at White Gap during summer months.
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Ali and Tina both recommend Duncannon Beach in Wexford: “it is stunning”.
Duncannon Beach is approximately a mile long with a designated bathing area and lovely views from the beach of Hook Head and across the river to Waterford. A short stroll from the beach is Duncannon Fort.
There is parking on the water’s edge with reserved disabled parking available too. Toilets open all year round. Lifeguards are on duty during summer months. There’s also an annual Sand Sculpting Festival during the Summer.
There is a Beach Wheelchair available at Duncannon Beach, free to use but pre-booking is recommended. Please call 087 610 3224 to book.