Wexford has more sunshine than any other county in Ireland. Its coastline is 200km long and within that there are 120km of sandy beaches, so you could visit a different beach every day of your holiday – even if it’s a long holiday!. Our local Ballyhealy Beach here in Kilmore, is a winner of the Green Coast award for the excellence of its water quality and the management of its natural environment. The beach can be enjoyed in all seasons, with views to the Saltee Islands and Kilmore Quay on one side and the windfarm at Carnsore Point on the other side. You can easily walk to Tacumshane lake along the beach (turn left at the gap!) and see a wholly different beautiful natural environment within an hour. Sunsets, fishing, sandcastles – you can enjoy it all here. You can enjoy also Olinda beach in Kilmore Quay. Wheelchair users can hire a beach wheelchair free of charge in Kilmore Quay, and on several other Wexford beaches, thanks to a fantastic initiative by Wexford County Council.
A benefit to holidaying in Kilmore, is that you are but a short drive from many other beaches, including St Helen’s, Ballytrent and Rosslare strand. Another popular Wexford beaches is Curracloe, which has a forest walk to Raven Point nearby and was the setting for the Normandy Landings in the Tom Hanks movie, “Saving Private Ryan”. You can drive onto Duncannon beach, which makes it popular with wheelchair users, and each August it is the scene for a Sand Sculpting festival which attracts renowned international sand sculptors, who create amazing work.