Our Location / Morriscastle Beach

Morriscastle Beach is the glorious wonder of this area. Stretching for 5 unbroken miles bordered by a sheltering dune system which stretches all the way from Cahore Point in the North to Raven Point at the South.
The dunes in the more remote parts of the beach have formed sand valleys, carpeted with wildflowers and patterned with beautiful pastel tinted shells. Larks, stonechats and curlews provide their own songs and sounds and the air is warm with the pungent scent of the yellow "Ladies Bed Straw." A place to walk and explore, and on sunny mornings, the sun shining on the sea, a place close to Paradise.

Closer to the shore Oyster Catchers and Turnstones forage and the more distant part of the beach is one of three sites in Europe where the Little Tern nests in summer having flown from Sierre Leone to lay her eggs.

The beach is a wonderland for children and the more populated area of the beach has the additional security of a lifeguard in high season. In calm weather the sea often forms small shallow lagoons and the high sandbanks are safe playground where hours can be spent in imaginative play.

Bass, Cod ,Whiting and Dog Fish are caught off shore and some few local boats carry on what was once a locally important herring fishing industry. Seals are often seen swimming near the shore and from time there are sightings of porpoises.

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