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Sandy Beaches

With more than 200 km of coastline and fine golden sand, Wexford has some of the most superb beaches in the Sunny South East of Ireland. Clean and safe, these beaches are ideal for families, particularly as the waters off the Wexford coast are much calmer than those around the south and west of the country. 
Rosslare Strand

Just 7.1 km from Ashfield House hotel and 12km southeast of Wexford town you will discover Rosslare Strand, on the southern edge of Wexford Harbour. Offering an exceptional 8km beach that runs the entire length of a peninsula that juts into Wexford Harbour. Close to the beach you can play tennis, enjoy some scenic walks or indulge in a round of golf.

Morriscastle Beach

On Wexford’s east coast, just over 6 km from Cahore Point, you’ll find Morriscastle Beach, which bears the distinction of being Europe’s longest continuous stretch of beach.  It extends for 20 km from Curracloe to Cahore Point, although locals call it the “Golden Mile” for some reason.  The area from Kilmuckridge to the Tinnaberna Sandhills is a special area of conservation, making it an ideal spot for birdwatching and other nature pursuits. 


 Courtown lies about 6km southeast of Gorey and offers two great beaches – south and north.  The north beach has been attracting tourists for generations, a favourite among families, as well as with walkers, watersports enthusiasts. There are great facilities for picnics, as well as delightful woods nearby. The south beach is smaller and quieter, making it a great place to relax.  However, the south beach is not recommended for swimming. 

Kilmore Quay

 The beautiful Quay of Kilmore Quay has two beaches, with visitors favouring the smaller of the two for swimming.  This is a haven for the bucket-and-spade brigade, making it the ideal destination for a traditional family day out.  You can also take a boat trip to the Saltee Islands, visible just off the coast.  These islands are a nature reserve with puffins, gannets, razorbills, and other bird life.