I seem to be forever stumbling across hidden treasures in Ireland. Every town I visit seems to have something beautiful, interesting, quirky or magnificent to offer its visitors. Case in point: let’s take a look at Youghal Eco Boardwalk in County Cork, which we had the pleasure of stumbling across recently when we were out on one of our drives.
What is Youghal Eco Boardwalk?
The Eco-Boardwalk runs along the back of the beach in Youghal, offering unspoilt views of the coast from an accessible viewpoint. Jon and I were surprised by what we’d come across, because it was so clean and well-maintained.
We couldn’t quite believe the views on offer. It was also very quiet when we visited so we were able to sit for a time and really embrace our location which was perfect.
400m of panelled walk-way allow all visitors, including those in wheelchairs or parents with prams to access the beach and take in all its glory without experiencing the difficulty of manouvering over sand.
Whilst the beach is soft and sandy, there are steps heading down to the waterfront so the boardwalk offers a great opportunity for everyone to be able to enjoy the location and views in comfort, either from the wooden structure or on the beach itself.
On a hot day, this would be a lovely beach to visit to spend the entire day at.
Where is Youghal Eco Boardwalk?
The boardwalk runs from Front Strand Beach to Claycastle Beach in Youghal, County Cork. It’s a fabulous place to take a walk, sit on one of the many benches and relax in whatever way you see fit and was SO peaceful to visit.
We did visit on a fairly windy day, but I can imagine on a hot summer’s day it could get quite busy as it really is a lovely, clean and accessible beach and the coastline stretches for as far as the eye can see.
If you’re ever in the area, Youghal Eco-Boardwalk is a brilliant place to take a pew, inhale deeply and enjoy the stunning landscapes that the Cork Coast has to offer. Take a book, a picnic or even just head down for a run. You wont be disappointed by what you discover.
Are there any pretty beaches near you or further afield that you like to visit? Let me know in the comments below!
Peace & Love