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Ireland’s Best Beaches, and How to Find Them with Irish Ferries

“Go West!” say Irish Ferries, pointing out that some of the best beaches in Europe – and the most unspoiled – are in Ireland.

“The Best Beach in Ireland as voted for by Tripadvisor users in 2016 is Inchydoney in County Cork, which is about three and a half hour’s drive from either of our ports,” says Dermot Merrigan, Irish Ferries head of passenger sales.

“Beaches set along the Wild Atlantic Way scenic route account for eight out of Tripadvisor’s Top Ten and our website has plenty of touring and holiday ideas to help people discover them,” says Merrigan.

The other two beaches in the Top Ten are within half an hour’s drive of Irish Ferries’ ports.  Portmarnock Beach is just north of Dublin; Curracloe in County Wexford is only 30 minutes’ from Rosslare.

Special offer fares (book by 2 August to be sure of securing) start at £99 each-way for a car and two adults, for mid-week travel, with children under 16 free. Terms and conditions apply.

Irish Ferries can book cottages, hotels and B&Bs to create great-value holidays that include ferry crossings and accommodation as part of an ABTA-bonded package.

Tripadvisor’s Top Ten Irish Beaches 2016 are:

  1. Inchydoney in County Clare
  2. Derrynane in County Kerry
  3. Inch Strand in County Kerry
  4. Lahinch in County Clare
  5. Rossbeigh in County Kerry
  6. Banna Strand in County Kerry
  7. Maghera Beach in County Donegal
  8. Curracloe in County Wexford
  9. Renvyle in County Galway
  10. Portmarnock in County Dublin

08717 300 400, www.irishferries.com