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A gorgeous beach cove in Dunmore East, Waterford: what to do in Ireland

Dunmore East beach cove, Waterford, Ireland
Gorgeous beach at Dunmore East, Waterford, Ireland

A special spot for a sandy beach

If you are looking for a beautiful sandy beach, sheltered in a cove with its own cave, rock pools, and a view out to the world’s oldest working lighthouse, then Dunmore East in county Waterford, Ireland is the place to be!

Dunmore East, beach & rocks, Waterford Ireland
Seaside rocks at Dunmore East, Ireland

Authentic fishing village

The village itself is charming, and the 17th century smuggler’s haunt just up from the beach, The Strand pub, is ideally situated for having a pint or coffee & watching the boats pass by. The Dunmore East Adventure Centre is up the road, and we could see their small sailing boats zipping along out on the water. Last year Hubby reluctantly (hated being on boats) did a day’s sailing with them, and came back loving it! Give them a try.

I’ve made a wee video with the photos from our visit today- enjoy! The lighthouse over on Hook Head, across the water, is hard to see in them- they are just from a camera phone. You can easily see it with the naked eye, tho! 🙂
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Dunmore East has a  Rambling Weekend in Spring,  and the Food Fish & Fun festival is 21-23 June 2013 , and you can click on the Dunmore East tourism site for more information & listings of their other festivals.

See you on a sailboat soon? 🙂

Boats at Dunmore East Harbor, Waterford, Ireland


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Now you’ve really wetted my appetite for a trip down there! Have been following your tweets & pics throughout the day and looked lovely.

The cove was quite sheltered compared to the harbour on the other side of the village- we nearly got toppled over walking along the raised seawall there! Well, not really, but it was much windier 🙂

Nice post. Ballymaloe in Cork is on my Travel Bucket List

Hi Carole, Ballymaloe is worth a visit alright! In fact, you’d hardly go wrong with anywhere in Cork 🙂

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