Ballymoney has been a firm favourite for generations of visitors to North Wexford.
As you drive in from the Sea Road, you’ll arrive at the south beach just next to the car park. This is an easier option for anyone with buggies. A smaller beach with shelter, it’s a lovely spot to chill out and dip your toes in the Irish Sea. With a shop in the car park open during the summer, you’re never too far from your next ice cream.
The busier North Beach is accessed via a well-used path across the rocks. A longer beach, it’s sandier than the South Beach and a lovely oasis from the busyness of the everyday. Visitors love the enclosed hideaway feeling and the only sound you’ll hear is happy children, chatting families, and birds overhead. Watch out for the occasional seal!
Nearest walk: Tara Hill, for fabulous views. Watch out for the Famine village.
If it’s raining: Courtown Adventure & Leisure Centre, Pirates Cove, Kia Ora Mini Farm
Good to know: Lifeguard during summer months at Courtown North. Riverchapel-Courtown CFR.
Nearest golf course: Ballymoney Golf Club
Nearest accommodation: Hotels in Ballymoney, Courtown, Gorey. Self-catering options locally too.
Images courtesy of Diane Glendinning & Patricia Turner
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