Curracloe Beach

From The Riverside Park Hotel

 Possibly one of the best-known beaches in Ireland, no visit to Wexford is complete without a visit to the award-winning Curracloe. This incredible blue flag beach has three entrances, known locally as Ballinsker, White Gap and Culleton’s Cap which is bordered by the beautiful Raven Forest and reserve.

The 7-mile beach is renowned for its soft golden sand, the sprawling dunes and the 10km raven loop which is considered to be one of the finest walking trails in Ireland. The loop takes you through the forest, along conservation land and back along the beach and is accessible all year round. On your walk watch out for the playful seals by the beach or the red squirrels and other wildlife in the forest!

Curracloe is also a popular place with Hollywood, with parts of Saving Private Ryan and Brooklyn having been filmed there. Brooklyn, in particular, has strong links to Enniscorthy with the book and film partially based in the town, and there’s a number of filming spots available to visit as a part of a tour.

Whether it’s a family day out on the beach with a picnic during the summer, or a brisk walk on an autumn day when you are on a romantic break away, a visit to Curracloe is an absolute must.

Car Park

Approximately 500 parking spaces are available. Four and two disabled spaces at White Gap as well as Ballineskar respectively are available.

Beach Wheelchairs

Beach wheelchairs are free of charge at White Gap. Pre-booking is recommended.

Contact Surf Shack Curracloe on +353 (0) 87 7519194 or +353 (0) 86 6010544.

Toilet Facilities

Male, female and disabled toilets available at White Gap.

Male and female toilets only at Ballinesker.

Opening Times

Bank Holiday weekends October to May, 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

*Please note: Universal key is required to gain access to the accessible toilets.

*Lifeguards are on-site during the summer months at White Gap.