All Roads Lead To And From Youghal!

There are so many wonderful routes, trails and loops to explore, where you can experience the best of nature and outdoor exhilaration. Come walk with us…

The Youghal Eco Boardwalk

Take a fresh sea-air stroll along Ireland’s longest seafront boardwalk, stretching 1.9km from Front Strand Beach to Redbarn Blue Flag Beach.

There are plenty of benches to take a rest along the way, and no less than five pop-up coffee shops for a handy pit stop.

Youghal Strand

Embrace miles of unspoilt sandy beach that’s suitable for all fitness levels. No better way to clear the head and open the heart. More experienced walkers may enjoy a 10km round trip walk from Front Strand, along Claycastle Strand, past the old army firing range and over to Redbarn Beach.

Glenbower Woods

Here three colour-coded walks invite you to explore the magical, mystical forest of Glenbower Woods in Killeagh – just a 15-minute drive from Youghal. Here the real showstoppers are majestic Giant Redwood trees (native to California) and a historic holy well.

Walks are suited to all levels of fitness and are a wonderful way to enjoy family time.

The Knockadoon Cliff Walk

A mixture of cliff, track and road walks, this 7.6km looped walk lets you combine the beauty of nature with some fabulous Irish history. You’ll pass a signal tower that dates to 1803, when signal flags were used to warn the government in Dublin of incoming invaders.

You’ll have a fabulous view out to Capel Island and its bird sanctuary, and you’ll pass Knockadoon Pier – the locals’ favourite summer sea dipping spot.

Slob Bank

An amble at your leisure along the Slob Bank, presents a unique opportunity to view river, marshland and sea habitats all at once.

Year-round familiar residents on the bank’s sea side include Turnstones, Herons, Curlews, Oystercatchers, Cormorants and Black Headed Gulls while on the river and marsh side, it’s not unusual to spot Little Egrets, Black-tailed Godwits, Mallards and  Passerines such as Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Greenfinches and even the blue flash of a Kingfisher!

Ardmore Cliff Walk

A 20-minute drive will take you to the Ardmore Cliff Walk which circles the Ardmore Head in County Waterford. This rugged but easy 4km looped walk starts and ends at the Cliff House Hotel and offers bayside beauty, coastal panoramas, roads and laneways that take you to early Christian sites.