The Southeast Sights



Curracloe Beach

Curracloe Beach Review

Steven Spielberg filmed the terrifyingly gory D-Day landing scenes from his blockbuster Saving Private Ryan along this beautiful, soft, white-sand strand. In real life it's a popular swimming place in summer and a quiet home to many migratory birds in winter. It's 9 km (5½ miles) long, with a 1-km (½-mile) nature trail in the seashore sand dunes. There are 500 parking spaces at the White Gap entrance. Amenties are minimal, with life guards on duty only in summer on one stretch of the beach. Amenities: lifeguards, parking, showers. Best For: solitude in winter, swimming, walking, windsurfing.

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  • Address: R742, 11 km (7 miles) northeast of Wexford Town Wexford Town, Co. Wexford
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  • Location: Wexford Town
Updated: 02-20-2013

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