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What's nearby
Blackrock, in County Louth, has three beaches consisting of the main beach at the south end of the village, the Priest’s Beach and Ladies Beach which are more secluded but signposted to the north.

The centre of Blackrock Village, in County Louth, is at the seafront. Over the years it has been a popular seaside village with an ancient fishing heritage and a tradition in hospitality dating back to Victorian times. Its beaches are Blackrock’s main attraction for swimmers, families and water sport enthusiasts. The Promenade is unique in its proximity to the main beach as well as to artisan shops, boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants. The village boasts award winning recreational facilities including its park with facilities for the young and old to enjoy. The building of the sea wall commenced in 1851 and was originally a two walled promenade. One wall fronted the strand, while the other faced the street. In 1952 the inner wall was removed. The wall is impressive in both its proximity to the main beach and by having an built-in seat.

The retreating tide means you can enjoy the expansive strand when the tide is out and the Irish Sea when the tide is high. What is just a glimmering line on the horizon at one point in the day will later be lapping the shoreline of the village following a 12 hour cycle. Blackrock is a popular beach destination for windsurfers, kite surfing, paddle boarding and canoeing. The beach offers a variety of conditions for water sports enthusiasts of all levels.

Take a moment to sit on the promenade wall admiring the magnificent coastal scenery and inhale the fresh sea air.

Why we like it
  • Blackrock Beach has an ancient fishing heritage and a tradition in hospitality dating back to Victorian times.
  • The Promenade is unique in its proximity to the main beach as well as to artisan shops, boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants.
  • It is a great destination for windsurfers, kite surfing, paddle boarding and canoeing.
  • Blackrock Beach offers a variety of conditions for water sports enthusiasts of all levels.
Tips from locals

Drop in to one of the many great cafés in the village like the Rocksalt Café, for tea or coffee and cake.

Tips from locals

As you walk along the promenade, look out for the Blackrock Millennium Sundial. It is one of the largest outdoor sundials in Ireland.

Dog friendly
Family friendly
Free to visit
Free car parking
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Contact details
Blackrock, Co. Louth, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 2 to 4 hours here.

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