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The Beaches of Ireland: Tramore

The Beaches of Ireland: Tramore

Katie Rhodes |

Tramore is located on the southeastern side of Ireland, approximately 20 minutes outside of Waterford city. It has become a popular destination for water sports as well as relaxation, thanks in part to its 5km stretch of sandy shoreline. You’ll find it’s a family friendly destination that’s suitable for surfing, building sandcastles, and fishing. Read on for a few tips to plan your trip to this portion of Ireland’s coast.

Where to Stay

There’s no shortage of options for accommodations on Tramore’s coast. For a hotel bed and breakfast experience that’s family friendly, check out the Majestic Hotel. If you want to be close to the downtown area of Tramore, check out O’Shea’s Hotel by the Sea. They are located by the beach, but also offer easy access to the nightlife and activities of the town. If you don’t want to stay on the beach, consider a hotel in Waterford city, which is less than 12km away.

What to Do

Not surprisingly, the outdoors reign in Tramore. Play golf on a local course, take surfing lessons on the beach, or go on a horseback riding tour. If you’re traveling with little ones, visit Tramore Amusements, where you’ll find both kid and adult rides along with plenty of games and activities. Of course, don’t miss out the main attraction—the beach.

Where to Eat

For a family friendly lunch or dinner on the coast, try Brooklyn. Serving everything from sautéed prawns and salads to pasta and pizza (a crowd favorite!), there’s something on the menu for everyone.

If you’re looking for a place for a romantic dinner for two, check out The Vee Bistro and Cocktail Bar. Fish cakes, fondue, lamb, steaks, and fish are just a few of the dinner options on the menu. They also offer breakfast and lunch. Visit on a Saturday night to enjoy live music.

Finally, feed your sweet tooth any time of day at The Donut Bar, located inside The Holiday Shop complex on Strand Road. You’ll find regular donuts (as well as a melted chocolate version!), crepes, shakes, coffee, ice cream, and more.

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