|Dunmore East, Waterford|
Anyway, I thought I would share some of my favourite beaches, pictured above. Dunmore East is a classic little fishing village with a gorgeous main beach, as well as plenty of rocky nooks and crannies for swimming in peace, or even just a place to sit and, well, think. There's plenty to do besides the beach, also, with a nearby tennis court, playground, adventure centre (!) and tonnes of cute shops and restaurants. Curracloe is a beach I only visited for the first time yesterday, but I instantly fell in love with the place. Its sand is amazing, as strange as it sounds, and the beach stretches on for miles. I also thoroughly enjoyed mucking about in the sand dunes also, sliding down a huge slope on a body board (I'm still a child, evidently). It's a very busy beach with a shop, arcade, and bathrooms right at hand, and is well worth the visit. Boatstrand is a much more rural beach: It's got a little harbour for fishing and whatnot, which very much acts as a swimming pool on hot days, because of minimal wave-factor. There's also a huge wall (pictured above) jutting out into the sea if you wish to look out at the sea dramatically, like in a scene from your favourite romantic movie.