Well it’s definitely sandy and it’s also a cove, and it’s also about the same size as a large beach towel. Well maybe a bit bigger.
Sandycove is an attractive little cove, sheltered by high cliffs. We were there at low tide and you would want to time your visit as the beach must be completely covered when the tide is in.
The water here is fresh and with a good depth. Even at low tide we were quickly out of our depth, so be careful. There are lovely views across the bay to the impressive cliffs on the far side.
All in all a nice place to swim, but watch the tides and the crowds.
There are steep steps down to the cove so it’s not wheelchair accessible and you will be carrying babies and buggies.
There is a small space for parking cars but no proper car park
Outside Castletownshend watch out for a signpost for Tragumna. After about 3 kilometres look out for a left turn signposted ‘Trà’ , which will bring you to the cove.
Ordnance Survey Map No: 89