Many people who are thinking about traveling to Ireland don’t consider visiting the beach while they are there. Ireland has a lot to offer to tourists. Tourists can get swept away by the culture of the country and enjoy various attractions throughout. Before you leave the country, consider visiting some of their beautiful beaches all across the country.


Sandycove Beach

Whether it’s during the winter or summer time, Sandycove beach is a favorite attraction year round. Swimmers come and take a brave dip into the freezing waters of the beach in the winter time. The Beach is also home to an old Martello Tower where famous writers like James Joyce stayed when visiting the country. The waters near the beach are shallow making it an attractive spot for couples and their young children.


Dog’s Bay

Dog’s Bay is one of two beaches in Ireland that is entirely made out of fragmented seashells. The bay is located two miles near a village called Roundstone and has a unique horseshoe-shaped beach. The waters are sheltered from currents making the nearby waters ideal for activities such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. The crystal blue waters of Dog’s Bay make it the main attraction for many tourists coming to Ireland.


Dunmore East

Dunmore East is a great location for wildlife exploration. Secluded coves along the coastline give tourists the chance to observe native creatures in their natural habitat. The bay is home to some great cafes and restaurants. Dunmore East also has a golf club, an adventure center, and various hotels to encourage tourists to stay awhile and take in all Dunmore East has to offer.


Brandon Bay

Known for its intense waves and windsurfing, Brandon Bay is easily one of the top beaches to visit while in Ireland. The bay offers beginner lessons in a variety of water sports. Brandon Bay was home to three consecutive Professional Windsurfers Association world tours from 2000 to 2002. When in Ireland, take the time to stop over to Brandon Bay and get a first-rate surfers lesson to develop your skills.


Glanleam Beach

Glanleam Beach is located on the Valentia Island and is surrounded by subtropical gardens that give the beach a beautiful look to it. The gardens surrounding the beach are home to native trees and plants that you cannot find anywhere else in Ireland. Glanleam has a lot of historical significance around it and is a popular tourist attraction for the forests and native plants.