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The Southeast Sights

Curracloe Beach

  • R742
  • Wexford Town
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 04/28/2014

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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. Amenities are minimal, with lifeguards 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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R742, 11 km (7 miles) northeast of Wexford Town, Wexford Town, Co. Wexford, Ireland


Updated 04/28/2014


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