The Blue Flag beach at Ballinesker, Curracloe

Perhaps the most impressive boast of Irelands Wexford coastline is the sheer diversity of it. Some of the beaches are small coves bordered by cliffs reached by steep pathways sporting worrying signs warning of keeping a safe distance form the possibility of falling rubble. Others have pebbly borders or high dunes leading to smooth sand. Many form an abundance of happy destinations for sea anglers and an opportunity to come face to face with a grey seal. The common factor that binds the coast line are the tides which have an undeniable Hokey-Cokey vibe. When they are out they are most definitely out often revealing endlessly wide smooth stretches of pristine sand. When they are in they are definitely in, as often as not obscuring any hint of a beach until the sands magically appear again at low tide.