Ireland Beaches are fun and sun, but only in summer. Ireland is a northern country and winters are cold. If you come to Ireland during the summer even for a business trip, take advantage of many beautiful beaches all around the island and many very near the Capital of Ireland, Dublin.
Ireland Beaches are surrounded by Emerald Green
As per the Environmental Protection Agency, 97% of the 135 beaches it watches met the minimum EU standards for water quality. Many of the beaches are near a small town where the visitor will find some entertainment, live music, food and shopping.
So, use your free time and visit some of the beaches, swim at your leisure, practice water sports or simply lie down and do nothing while the sun takes care of your tanning.
Bettystown Beach in Ireland is approved for horse racing
Bettystown County Meath
This is a sandy beach and the only approved beach in Europe for horse racing. It features facilities for water sports and hotels, shops, restaurants and cafes; it also feature a golf course and tennis courts.
This former fishing village is a safe beach on the south coast with an island that can be reached by foot when the tide is low. But be careful, the tide can change without notice and you may get cut off on the island. This beach has many great pubs and restaurants.
This beach is a favorite of Dubliners. It is surrounded by the beautiful St Annes Park. It is near a lovely village called Howth with a large fishing harbor and many seafood restaurants.
Brittas Bay in County Wiclow the Garden of Ireland
Located in County Wicklow where you can always find your private spot. This is a popular beach where parking is available as well as restrooms and many other facilities. Wicklow is known as the garden of Ireland with amazing views and scenic drives.
Baginbun Head County Wexford
This area is known for having the sunniest days in the country. It features many beautiful bays and coves with white sand beaches
Inch Strand Dingle
Located in County Kerry, this is a windy beach. Nearby is Kilcummin beach, one of Ireland most beautiful beaches with a stunning backdrop of the Brandon Mountains.
This beach is a great destination for wind surfers, kite surfers and swimming. It features lifeguards, bars and nearby Sandhouse Hotel.
Fanore Beach in County Clare on the open Atlantic
Fanore County Clare
This is a golden sands beach with big waves, ideal for surfers on the Atlantic Ocean. Other beaches nearby are Kilkee, Spanish Point and Lahinch. Dog's Bay, Roundstone, County Galway is smashing too, but tends to get crowded in the summertime.
Translated from Irish to Silver Strand is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. There are many similar beauties in the western shore.
Bundoran Beach in Ireland is a beach for surfers
Surfers know beaches, and the world championships were held at Bundoran in ’97. Since then, this little town has played host to a number of other high-profile tournaments. This is the place for some of Europe’s best waves.
Located in County Sligo on the Atlantic Ocean, this is a long sandy beach. There is plenty to do on this beach.
Located in Northwestern Ireland, the water here is warm during summers. It has a low tide and therefore great for children.
For more information visit Ireland Tourism Website
Amazing Ballymastocker Beach in Ireland
Located on the Fanad Pennisula, County Donegal, this is another awesome beach, usually empty. Other beaches in Donegal are Kennigoe Bay on the Inishowen peninsula and Magheroarty, a spectacular crescent shaped beach where the ferry leaves for Tory Island.
Located in County Cork, known simply as “Clon” this is beautiful beach near the town. You’ll be sure to eat well here since Cork is the Food Capital of Ireland.
Located in County Waterford this is the top destination in the southwest with top accommodations and all facilities for water sports of all kinds.
Killiney is one of beaches near Dublin, the Capital of Ireland
Beaches near Dublin
Map of Ireland showing its best beaches
images credits for ireland beaches
ballymastocker by chris gunns
bettystown by binanenfalter
brittas bay by andrew 333
fanore by neil theasby
bindoran by ross
killiney by willima murphy
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