Bannow Bay Beach

Bannow Bay Beach


Bannow Bay Beach


Bannow Bay Beach is a sandy cove beach on the Bannow peninsula in south County Wexford, Ireland.

Short rock cliffs surround the beach and give it a strong visual identity. They are particularly rocky and jagged and exposed near the edges. The water is full of partly submerged sea rocks, with some very visible at the centre of the beach. Though sandy, the beach is often covered with rocks and stones, especially after storms.

The location is very near to St Mary’s, Bannow and Bannow Island Beach. This beach, or a beach in the area, was the first landing place for the Normans during their invasion of Ireland. A former coastguard watch house, now a private residence, sits on the western cliff.

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Dimensions: Around 500m long and 25m wide.

Parking: Roadside parking fits ~5 cars.

Nearest town: Wexford, 30km away.

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Photographer: Gordon Wycherly


Bannow Bay Beach, Bannow, Co. Wexford, Ireland


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