19 Beaches to explore in Leinster
Leinster is one of the provinces of Ireland, situated in the southeast and east of Ireland. The ancient kingdoms were shired into a number of counties for administrative and judicial purposes. In later centuries, local government legislation has prompted further sub-division of the historic counties.
Ardamine Beach is a long sandy beach located in Courtown, County Wexford. At the curve in the beach, built up sand has created a shallow, stoneless sandbank. At the curve in the beach, built up sand has created a shallow, stoneless sandbank where the waves break early before reaching the beach. It’s a great spot for the families and well worth a visit.
Ballinesker is the beach where Steven Spielberg shot the film “Saving Private Ryan” in 1997 and is covered in soft, wind blown sand.The Beach is a 3 mile section of a long stretch of sandy coastline extending from the Special Area of Conservation at the Raven Point to Ballyconniger Head, which is approximately 10 miles long. This beautiful and accessible beach is the perfect spot for bird watching, as it it close by to Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, and also for collecting stunning sea shells.
Bannow Island is an island in County Wexford. Bannow Island is situated northwest of Clammers Point, north of Selskar Rock. It is a beautiful beach that is heavily affected by the tide. There are rock pools to be enjoyed at the right side of the beach as you walk onto it, loads of little creatures to be found. It is well worth a visit if you’re looking for somewhere to go for a few hours.
A beautiful sandy beach which was located in the west of the harbour mouth and at higher tides consists largely of fairly unwelcoming pebbles. It is a fantastic beach to walk along with your beloved pooch. Castletown beach is within walking distance of local shops and caravan parks, which makes it a top pick among travellers.
Bettystown Beach is a sandy beach in a popular seaside resort. The beach is a long beach stretching from the River Boyne on the border of County Meath and County Louth in the north down to the River Nanny at Laytown to the South. This southern stretch is Laytown beach.
Blackrock is a beautiful seaside village just to the south of Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. Blackrock beach and its promenade is still a focal point of the village and the site of Christmas Day fundraising events, an annual raft race, annual movie festival, pumpkin festival as well as several other events throughout the year. Kitesurfing has become popular in the area.
Courtown is part of a long, sandy stretch of the Wexford coastline on the east coast of Ireland. This lovely beach is made up of fine sand and has extensive coastal protection works all along the boundary between the dunes/woodland and the beach itself. The beach itself is relatively narrow around the main access points but is worth the wait once it expands in width the further north you travel.
Cullenstown Strand is one of Wexford’s many award winning beaches located on the East Coast near the small village of Cullenstown. The beach is a short 5 minute drive from Bannow, where the Normans landed back in 1169 at Bannow Bay. An iconic location for a short picnic and also there are so many things to see and do here.
Curracloe is long wide fine stretch of beach with 3 main entrances known locally as Ballinsker/White Gap/Culletons Gap running north to south, White Gap being the largest. Culletons Gap is bordered by the Raven Nature Reserve and forestry. These all have wooden boardwalks running from car parks down to the beach with Ballinesker accessible in a wheelchair.
A beautiful stretch of white sandy beach in North County Dublin and is a great spot for walking and canoeing. From the beach there are beautiful views of Lambay Island, Howth Peninsula and Malahide Estuary. Explore the many rock pools.
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.
Greystones is a beautiful sandy beach located in the centre of the town and right beside the DART train service. The South Beach in Greystones is about half a mile long. It is a mix of pebble and sand and easily accessible from the railway station and car park. The beach is lifeguarded during the bathing season and more information can be found on the notice board located at the beach.
A beautiful sandy beach interrupted by the Nanny River. On one side there are dunes, sandy beach and shell bank and on the other side of the river there is a thatched cottage, which is a popular photo motif. A good location for a picnic and also there are so many options for refresh your mind.
Malahide is an expansive stretch of sand that runs between the town and the estuary. It is a popular spot with beach walkers with a mix of dunes, beach, footpath and promenade running along its 2km length. A good picnic destination and is a good place where you can bring your family out.
Morriscastle Beach is a part of a number of beaches that stretch for approximately 22 km from Cahore point to Curracloe in County Wexford and this sheltered stretch is known locally as the Golden Mile. The sand on Morriscastle is fine, deep and silvery with a deep sheltering dune system. It is possible to walk all the way to Curracloe to the south and to Cahore Point to the North.
A beautiful wide strand of sandy beach located in Portmarnock, North Dublin. It is five miles long and stretches all the way to Baldoyle and adjoins Malahide Beach. It has a lovely view of the Dublin Mountains and Howth Harbour. . It is a great way of exercising, whether walking, cycling or even roller blading.
It is one of the most popular beaches in the county with the strand being located next to Rosslare Village, at the southern end of Wexford Harbour. This Blue Flag beach is a ‘go-to’ destination for swimming, strolling and families of all ages. It also features both sand and stone and is divided into sections by a number of wooden breakwaters that are designed to prevent the beach from erosion.
A beautiful rural beach on the Cooley Peninsula a popular stretch of coastline. The beach is a gently sloping, sandy, sheltered beach protected on each side by low-level rocky areas. It is ideal for young families and visitors to the beach can swim, walk, kite surf and take part in many other water sports.