On water

Gorey and its surrounds are perfect for long, lazy days on the sand, fishing in the hidden coves, angling in the deep waters, learning to sail in Courtown, paddling by the shore, searching for sea life in the rock pools, picnics by the dunes or a simple beach side walk.



Ardamine Beach – parking, paddling, shop
Ballymoney (North) – parking, paddling, shop
Ballymoney (South) – parking, paddling, shop, toilets
Cahore Beach – shop, toilets
Clones Strand – sandy dunes
Courtown (North) – seashells, shop, toilets
Courtown (South) – parking, paddling, shop
Dodds Rocks – parking, paddling, shop
Glascarrig Point – seashells, shop, toilets
Kilmichael Strand – parking, paddling, shop
Kilpatrick Beach – sandy dunes
Morriscastle – sandy dunes
Oldbawn (Newtown) Beach – seashells, shop, toilets
Poulshone – sandy dunes
Roney Point – seashells, shop, toilets
Saleen – sandy dunes

Fishing, Sailing and Water Sports

It would be hard to spend time in Gorey without getting your feet a little wet! Courtown is the firm favourite seaside town with jet skiing, surfing and power boating all available.

Coarse and river fishing are in abundance as is sea and shore angling. There’s something to suit the novice or expert fisherman or if you just want to try your hand landing the big fish! Lessons are also available, check out business directory for more.


Sailing is a huge sport in Courtown with Courtown Sailing Club where you can learn the basics, try a little dinghy sailing or jump aboard for cruiser sailing.

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