Cahore, Co. Wexford

Cahore itself it’s not as well-known as Courtown or the amazing beach at Curracloe. But, it is a hidden gem on the east coast of County Wexford.

It is a gorgeous little harbor with lovely views north toward Tara Hill and Arklow.

So, Cahore is a small fishing village located 2km from Ballygarrett Village in North County Wexford. In the heart of the sunny South-East, but only an hour south of Dublin.

It has been a popular location for tourists, fishermen, and wildlife enthusiasts for generations.

The village itself is dominated by the Pier, which was hugely extended over 100 years ago.

Initially for schooner ships to unload coal phosphates and salt. The Pier itself is a busy place, especially in the summertime. For generations, children have fished for crabs from the small bridge. That joins the older section of the pier to the newer extension. While many fishing boats are launched daily from the slipway.

Moreover, the newly waymarked Cahore Point Trail offers sea views, a stunning beach and pier, and an award-winning restaurant The Strand Cahore.

The Strand Cahore is reached at the end of a winding road. And ends in a harbor, the center of village activities. Holiday homes ring the bay and are dotted along a higher headland above the pub.

The Strand Cahore is conveniently located for visitors to stop by and refuel at Seabiscuit offering takeaway teas, coffees, pastries, and desserts or indoors for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Also, it is an area steeped in history including Cahore Castle. An 1840-built Tudor Gothic country home designed by Daniel Robertson.

The Cahore Point Trail is affectionately known as The Cliff Walk.

A new cliff trail was developed by Wexford County Council and the Ballygarrett Tidy Towns group in 2019. The walk is 2.4 km long (almost 5 km of a looped cliff walk). It starts at Cahore Pier and will spoil you with several gorgeous sandy beaches along the way. The first link is with Old Bawn Beach, Morriscastle Strand, Ballinoulart Beach, and Ballyteige Bay Beach. Then, you can continue walking right along the county’s scenic coastline for miles all the way to Raven. What`s more, the trail itself is wide and level, is buggy and wheelchair friendly.

Then, there is South Beach, which is just a two-minute walk from Holiday & Leisure Park. It is a massive sandy beach that begins just behind Cahore Castle. And stretches for more than 20 miles past Curracloe near Wexford town.



We went to Cahore in the afternoon, just before sunset. It was so beautiful and peaceful there.

Below, are my photos taken in September 2022.


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