Other Beaches

Other Beaches in Wicklow & Wexford worth a visit & near to Gleeson’s Holiday Park, Clogga, include:

Kilpatrick Beach
The beach is not well sign-posted, but it can be found next to Kilmichael Strand. Here there are acres of soft sandy dunes ideal for a picnic. The beach is renowned for its very rare sea shells and unusual sea stones and pebbles.

Kilmichael Strand
A long beach located after Clones Strand. It’s most notable feature is the borough which runs along side it. The borough is made up of mini hills and valleys. This beach is also a very popular spot for fishermen with a lot of good vantage points among the rocks. It is ideal for a family day out.

Clones Strand
A fabulous beach which serves the village of Castletown. There are a lot of holiday homes and caravan parks in the area which increases the popularity of the beach.

Ballymoney (North)
The Ballymoney beaches are probably the most popular local beaches. From the southern beach there is a good size lane over the rocks connecting it to the northern beach. Once there you will understand its popularity. This beach has a lifeguard station and other amenities like toilets and a shop can be found at the southern beach. This beach has receive a water quality award.

Ballymoney (South)
A small beach but can be a quiet get-away from it’s northern neighbour. It has a shop and toilet at its entrance, a small stream to paddle for the kids (not suitable for bathing), rocks and lovely sand just to sunbathe on.

This beach is situated half a mile from the Kildermot Crossroads. There is a long lane from the Coastal road to the beach. This lane can be narrow and overgrown in parts, but leads to a lovely unobstructed sandy beach, which is surrounded by caves which are well worth a visit.

Dodds Rocks
This beach, named after Captain Dodd, is the next beach after Courtown North. You can access it from Courtown – Ballymoney road. The beach is one of the biggest along the coast and well worth a visit.

Courtown (North)
The beach has been a firm favourite with tourists since the turn of the century, and today is still a favourite for families, walkers, water sports and the sun seekers. The beach has a borough along side it which contains spots ideal for picnics and lovely woodlands for walking. The beach also has a lifeguard station.

Courtown (South)
A much smaller beach than the north beach, it also benefits from the village amenities. If you want to get away to a quiet spot – here’s where to go. Not suitable for swimming.

Ardamine Beach
Around the rocks from Courtown’s South Beach is the long sandy beach of Ardamine. At the curve in the beach, built up sand has created a shallow, stoneless sandbank, where the waves break early before reaching the beach – its a great spot for the kids. A place well worth a visit.

This beach is hidden between the rocks after Ardamine. Its natural shelter ensures calm waters. There is also a lovely cliff top walk here from which you can see most of the coast line, and it is possible to travel to Roney Point from here. Although ramblers are asked to be aware of the dangers of getting too close to the cliff’s edge.

Roney Point
The most famous residents of this beach live on the little island just off Roney Point, a family of seals. While occasionally one of these inhabitants can be seen popping their heads up off Courtown, a trip to Roney Point is essential to be sure to catch a glimpse of them.