Redbarn is a classic holiday beach- long , open and somewhat windswept. When we were there it was low tide. The water was calm but it was a bit of walk in to have a swim. Still, this is a good family beach, with lots of room for walking and playing. As it is quite open a windbreak will come in very handy
The beach is long and stretches all the way to Youghal which is a couple of kilometres away. So if you are looking for a place to run as well as swim, this is a good spot.
Lifeguards are on duty in the summer and there are public toilets. There is also a hotel and campsite just as you come to the beach. One big drawback, in the absence of a car park, is that parking cars is allowed on a section of the beach. Blue Flag beach .
From Youghal take the R634 toward Killeagh and the N25. After a couple of kilometres you come to a left turn onto the R633 and signposted Redbarn. After another 2/3 kilometres you will come to another left turn signposted for the beach.
Ordnance Survey Map No: 81