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5 Beaches To Visit During Your Stay

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There is plenty to see and do in Waterford, from The Viking Triangle, Mount Congreve Gardens, Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre, The Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre to The Waterford Greenway and shows at The Theatre Royal.

The beauty of staying in Waterford is that if you would like to see the hook peninsula in Wexford, there is a connecting ferry from Passage East in Waterford that goes across the estuary to Ballyhack in Wexford. The ferry is approximately 25 minutes from Waterford City and runs frequently every day.

Waterford and Wexford are renowned for their stunning beaches, such as:

Tramore Beach

Only 15 minutes from Waterford, Tramore beach is home to ‘Splashworld’; the Indoor Waterpark. Whether the sun is shining or not the kids will love it! It has a wave machine, water slides, bubble pool, paddle pool, water cannon, rolling rapids, steam room, sauna and a 4 lane 25-metre pool. Tramore also has indoor and outdoor amusements to keep all the family entertained such as water slides, paddle boats, rollercoasters and much more.

Newtown Cove

This cove is located along the scenic coast road from Tramore towards to Dungarvan. There is a diving board located on The Gillamine, where some of the locals like to dive into the sea. Woodstown Beach
This beach is just 20 minutes from Waterford and is located in the direction of Dunmore East. It is a long flat beach and is ideal for picnics and long walks.

Dunmore East

This beach is much smaller than Woodstown or Tramore but it is just as picturesque. Dunmore East is home to The Food Festival in June, the Bluegrass festival in August and also the Dunmore Adventure Centre and Dunmore East Golf Club.

Duncannon Beach

Duncannon Beach is approximately 1 mile long and is very popular with tourists and locals alike. It is easy to visit from Waterford by taking the Passage East Ferry. It has views of The Waterford Coastline and of Hook head which is a headland in Co Wexford. Hook Head is home to the famous Hook Lighthouse. Built 800 years ago, it is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world and is well worth a visit. There are guided tours and plenty for families to enjoy around the surrounding grounds such as games on the lawns and different fun family activities all year around. A great way to enjoy the coastline is cycling. It enables you to take in the breathtaking scenery that the Waterford and Wexford Coastline has to offer. A perfect base is Viking Hotel. Whether you are travelling as a couple, family, or corporate group. Viking Hotel has 98 bedrooms, bar & restaurant, ample free parking and a brand new bike storage facility. This ensures peace of mind if you choose to bring your own bikes to the hotel.

Viking Hotel Waterford is perfectly situated on the outskirts of the city on the Cork Rd. It is a fantastic base to easily access all of the surrounding tourist attractions and beaches, whilst also being only a 10-minute drive to the centre of the city. Contact our reservations team today or view our special offers.

Three girls swimming in waterford during their stay at the Viking Hotel
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