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Curracloe Beach
Curracloe, Co. Wexford
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Curracloe Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach in County Wexford. The beach has featured in a Hollywood movie, stretches for miles and is famous for its soft, fine sand.

Curracloe's white sandy beach stretches from Raven Point to Ballyconigar near Blackwater and is a stunning stretch of the Irish coastline. It is a particularly safe area for bathing and received the International Blue Flag award.

The golden strand is accompanied by hilly sand dunes where various plants bloom in spring and summer. The opening scenes of 'Saving Private Ryan' were filmed on the beach by Hollywood director Stephen Spielberg, with many Wexford locals joining the cast as supporting extras.

There is also a nature trail which runs through the dunes offering visitors the opportunity to learn more about the local flora and fauna. While in Curracloe, take advantage of the Raven Point Wood walk, and you may be lucky enough to see red squirrels, grey seals and other wildlife.

Why we like it
  • 11km long beach (7 miles), famous for its soft and fine sand.
  • Blue flag beach.
  • Lifeguards are on-site at White Gap during summer months.
  • Toilet facilities available at White Gap.
Tips from locals

Curracloe Beach was featured in the D-Day sequence in the Hollywood film 'Saving Private Ryan'.

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