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Hook Lighthouse - Things to Know Before Visiting

Hook Head, Churchtown, Co. Wexford, Ireland

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About Hook Lighthouse

The Hook Lighthouse is a building situated on Hook Head at the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford, in Ireland. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world and the second oldest operating lighthouse in the world, after the Tower of Hercules in Spain. It is operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights, the Irish Lighthouse Authority, it marks the eastern entrance to Waterford Harbour. The current structure has stood for 848 years as of 2020.


Attractions Near Hook Lighthouse

Hook Peninsula
Hook Peninsula1.35km from Hook Lighthouse

The Hook Peninsula is a peninsula in County Wexford, Ireland. It has been a gateway to south-east Ireland for successive waves of newcomers, including the Vikings, Anglo-Normans and the English. The coastline offers a beach a day for a fortnight and is one of the special attractions of this area.

Dunmore East Woods
Dunmore East Woods5.68km from Hook Lighthouse

The majestic Dunmore East woods comprise of 42 acres of woodland granted in a trust by the 7th Marquis of Waterford in 1924, for the recreational use of the people of Dunmore East along with the park in the centre of the village. The woods and park are administrated by a Trusteeship of villagers. The woodland is a mixture of conifers and deciduous trees. You can see Wild Cherry, Silver Birch, Common Lime. Scots Pine, Rowan and Yew which have been part of the recent Neighbourwood planting scheme.

Woodstown Beach
Woodstown Beach8.89km from Hook Lighthouse

Woodstown Beach is a long sandy beach surrounded by private woodlands. It is a tidal beach which extends out around a kilometre at low tide, exposing a large and flat beach. The water here is glorious and it’s a fine spot for a walk at any time of the day. It is one of the most popular beaches in the area, particularly with families. It is a great spot for kids and is ideal for picnics.

Baginbun Beach
Baginbun Beach8.93km from Hook Lighthouse

Baginbun Beach is a secluded and sheltered beach located just outside Fethard in County Wexford. It is a family friendly beach that was good with white sands and there are so many opportunities for fun too.

Belle Lake
Belle Lake10.24km from Hook Lighthouse

A beautiful shallow lake located six miles north of Hutchinson in central Minnesota. The lake is 826 acres in size with a maximum depth of 25 feet . The southern two-fifths of the lake is in Acoma Township, McLeod County, and the northern three-fifths is in Meeker County.

Duncannon Beach
Duncannon Beach10.69km from Hook Lighthouse

Duncannon Beach is located in the south west of County Wexford. It is a designated bathing area of approximately a mile long. There are great views from the beach of Hook Head and, across the river, the Waterford coastline. Its sheltered location protects it from the strongest waves and makes it a popular spot for swimming during the summer months.

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Wexford
Wexford
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County Wexford is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East Region. Named after the town of Wexford, it was based on the historic Gaelic territory of Hy Kinsella, whose capital was Ferns. The county is rich in evidence of early human habitation. It is the 13th largest of Ireland's thirty-two counties in area, and 14th largest in terms of population.

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