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“paradise with 2 personalities!”
Review of Curracloe Beach

Curracloe Beach
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Curracloe
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Owner description: Curracloe Beach is a regular holder of the Blue Flag Beach status. The dunes are currently the subject of an active conservation policy by Wexford County Council ensuring that this marvellous amenity and the plant and wildlife it contains, will be preserved for future generations. A nature trail runs through the dunes and continues for 5 km to Raven Point, passing through the beautiful peninsula which constitutes Raven Nature Reserve.
County Wexford, Ireland
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“paradise with 2 personalities!”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

I love this beach. if you want some quiet time the woodland offers really secluded romantic trails. the other side of the woodland has the expansive stretch of san. this beach goes for miles and is a popular walk. you willl always see some form of a figure walking along. Trainers condition their horses here to strengthen their legs up and dow the dunes or by running along the soft sand (but dont let that put you off - happens either very early or very late). Dogs are a popular visitor and love to swim with the seals. Seal Island is just off the point of the forest/beach (Raven's Point). here around 100 seals are basking in the sun or trying to dry off even when it is pouring down :) This beach was the site of my sister's wedding photos, one of which I have uploaded. Come and visit or attraction whether it is to build a castle with a moat or just dig a great big hole. it is fun for all the ages.

Visited February 2013
4 Thank Rachel G
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English first
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Golden Sands”
Reviewed 27 February 2013

Miles of them! Though in February bathing would be silly we were able to imagine the swimming in the sea and the sunbathing in amongst the sand dunes.

Visited February 2013
Thank Pedro265
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Wexford, Ireland
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104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Heaven in the South East”
Reviewed 15 February 2013

There is never a bad time to visit Curracloe and when you leave you are already thinking about your next trip back to this magnificent beach.

My favourite way to experience Curracloe is to walk through the woods only to emerge onto the beach, walk the length up past blackwater and then back. Whether the waves are crashing in or gently caressing moistened sands as they roll across the beach, it is a special corner of the world.

Now there's one review that didn't mention Speilberg or Saving Private Ryan (damn it!).

Visited January 2013
1 Thank robespierre1798
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“It seems to go on forever ...”
Reviewed 5 February 2013

How many people know that County Wexford boasts some of the best - and most varied - beaches in Ireland? This has to be one of the most stunning. County Wexford has two contrasting coastlines - in the south that of the Celtic Sea (Atlantic) and in the east the Irish Sea. Curracloe is on the eastern seaboard. The sand is almost white, and searchers for seashells will be delighted with the treasures that they will find here, the varieties changing as you head southward.

You can walk for miles ... and miles .... and miles. In the end you come to Raven Point and the Wildlife reserve. And because the prevailing wind is from onshore, the water is often calm. No more than a gentle swell.

I think it was here that they filmed the Normandy beach scenes in 'Saving Private Ryan' (I couldn't watch more than the first twenty minutes of that one - the carnage was just too awful. And I write as a retired doctor who was very familiar the traumatic injury cases in his time).

Lovely place. Visit it before you head off down to Wesk Cork and Kerry. And visit all the other lovely beaches the county has to offer as well. You'll enjoy better weather here too than you will in the West!

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Tomtiger
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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“wonderful beach !”
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Lovely breathtaking sandy beach - stretching for miles along wexford coast. Even in the height of summer there is merely a handful of people on the beach - no tripping over towels or sunbeds here !

Visited July 2012
2 Thank thejackster
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