Here you can view some of my best photos of the Wexford coast and harbour in the sunny southeast of Ireland. With over 275kms of coastline, much of it strewn with beautiful golden sandy beaches, the County Wexford coast is a stunning place for photography. I lived in Wexford for many years and it’s one of my favourite places in the whole of Ireland. Some of the best beaches stretch to the north of Wexford Town, where they are also backed by high sand dunes and are great to visit even in the winter.
Here are some of my favourite photos, many taken in wintertime when the beaches are quiet and peaceful. They include photos of Ballynaclash Beach, Ballyconnigar Strand and Curracloe Beach. The latter was also the filming location for the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan.
Wexford Harbour lies at the mouth of the River Slaney. The large harbour attracted many races throughout history. The Gaelic name for Wexford is Loch Garman, and local legend tells of how Garman Garbh was drowned on the nearby mudflats by floodwaters released by an enchantress. The resultant lake was named Lake of Garman (Loch Garman). Much of the harbour is still very shallow, and a large portion of it has been reclaimed to build the front section of the town and the lovely quays that you can walk along.
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