Hi everyone. I hope I find you all well and that you’re enjoying some summer sunshine wherever you are. I’m continuing our tour of Irish beaches this week with a visit to 5 of the best in Leinster. There are 5 coastal counties in the province so we’re going to stop off and visit a beach in each one. Time to get on the road!
Irish Beaches. 5 to Visit in Leinster
1. Seapoint Beach, County Louth
Our first stop takes us to the beautiful golden stretch that is Seapoint Beach-also known as Termonfeckin Beach due to its proximity to the town of the same name. A popular place for walkers whatever the weather, this beach is a recipient of the Green Coast Award. This award recognizes beaches for their excellent water quality and the preservation of their natural environment.
2. Laytown Beach, County Meath
We head south now into County Meath. Laytown beach is part of a gorgeous 12 km stretch of sandy coastline in County Meath. You can also catch a horse race here! Laytown beach is home to the only officially approved beach horse race meet in Europe. The perfect way to unwind after exploring the heart of Ireland’s ancient east.
3. Sandymount Strand, Dublin
So now we venture into my home town and county. The Dublin coastline boasts many fine beaches and I am lucky enough to have the wonderful Sandymount Strand right on my doorstep. The strand boasts beautiful sweeping views of Dublin bay both north and south. The above pic was taken on many of our family walks when we were treated to this awesome rainbow on a typically wet and sunny Irish afternoon!
4. Brittas Bay, County Wicklow
Into neighboring County Wicklow and the stunning 5km long beach known as Brittas Bay. This is a very popular beach for locals and visitors from neighboring Dublin and it’s so easy to see why. This Blue Flag beach boasts fine golden sands and is backed by impressive dunes which are home to an array of wildlife and plant species.
5. Duncannon Beach, County Wexford
Our final stop takes us to County Wexford in the heart of Ireland’s sunny south east. This mile long beach is just outside the fishing village of the same name and boasts great views of Hook Head. Duncannon beach also hosts a very popular annual Sand Sculpting Festival in August. The nearby Duncannon Fort is also worth a visit where you can take guided tour and discover its 450 year history.
Thanks so much for your company. See you next time for more coastal wanderings!
Take care of yourselves and each other.
Slán go fóill!