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Morriscastle Beach

Morriscastle Beach Co Wexford Image courtesy Ireland's Content Pool - Gail Connaughton

Morriscastle Beach Co Wexford Image courtesy Ireland's Content Pool - Gail Connaughton

Discover the Golden Mile at Morriscastle Beach in County Wexford
Morriscastle Beach, also known as the “Golden Mile”, is a stunning, clean, and family-friendly beach in County Wexford. It is believed to be the longest unbroken stretch of beach in Europe, extending over 20 kilometers along the Wexford coast. The beach has lovely, fine golden sand and is bordered by dunes that offer shelter from the breeze, making it an ideal beach for children to play. Morriscastle Beach is a perfect example of what a Blue Flag beach should be, with a wealth of secluded coves and a natural bay extending over 5km.

For those who love fishing, Morriscastle Beach is known for bass fishing from the shore, with other species often caught here include various dogfish and flatfish. Morriscastle Beach is also a popular spot for shore anglers and swimmers. If you're not into fishing, you can enjoy a relaxed scenic walk from Morriscastle to Newtown, which passes by the Ballteigue Bog and the Fodagh, which is abundant with birdlife.

Morriscastle Beach is a dream beach, offering plenty of room for family games, sandcastles, picnics, and romantic walks in the evenings. The beach is quite sheltered, making it an ideal spot for swimming, kite surfing, and wind surfing. There are lifeguards in close proximity to the beach who work for the summer months of June, July, and August. It is considered a super safe beach for swimming with very fine sand and beautiful dunes for the kids to enjoy, but the water always has to be respected.

The nearest town is Kilmuckridge, a picturesque village in County Wexford. If you're looking for other things to do nearby, you can visit Wells House & Gardens or Wexford Golf Club. Morriscastle Beach is truly a beautiful, sandy, natural resource where you can hang out, sunbathe, build sandcastles, and breathe.

The beach has a wealth of facilities, including toilets and disabled facilities, making it accessible for everyone. There is also a beach wheelchair available for use through booking with Wexford County Council.

Morriscastle Beach is not only a beautiful natural attraction but is also important from a natural point of view, with a Special Area of Conservation (SPA) - the Kilmuckridge/Tinnaberna Sandhills - just to the South. You can often see seals swimming near the shore here too.

Guests at Morriscastle have their own private access to the beach either from the front of Reception or through the dunes in the Touring area. There's also a full wooden pathway to the beach at the public area for any of our guests who are Wheelchair users.

If you're looking for accommodation near Morriscastle Beach, you can stay at the adjacent Caravan & Camping park, which offers a range of accommodation options, including mobile homes, glamping pods, and tent pitches. The park is family-friendly and has a range of facilities, including a playground, games room, and tennis court.

In addition to Morriscastle Beach, there are plenty of other things to do and see in County Wexford. You can visit the nearby town of Gorey, which has a range of shops, restaurants, and pubs. You can also visit the historic Ferns Castle, which dates back to the 13th century and is one of the best-preserved Norman castles in Ireland.

If you're interested in history, you can visit the Irish National Heritage Park, which is located just outside Wexford town. The park is an open-air museum that showcases Ireland's rich history, from the Stone Age to the Viking and Norman invasions.

In conclusion, this beach is a stunning natural attraction that is well worth a visit if you're in County Wexford. With its long, sandy beach, secluded coves, and natural bay, it's the perfect place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the beauty of Ireland's southeast coast. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly day out or a romantic getaway, Morriscastle Beach has something for everyone.