Bunmahon is yet one more example of Waterford’s many fine family beaches. It has everything you might look for in a place to come swimming with your children – a good stretch of soft sand, lifeguards in the summer months and a good sized car park which also has a children’s play area beside it.
There is gradual access to the water in Bunmahon so it’s good for the children to play in. While the beach itself is soft it is a bit exposed, so bring a windbreak if you are planning to linger.
Access from the main car park is up and over a rough path and it isn’t wheelchair accessible. Nearer the town there is a much smaller car park and that has a slipway which will give you buggy access and possibly access for wheelchairs as well.
Please note that there are dangerous rip currents at Bunmahon, so be careful especially out of season when there are no lifeguards on duty
Blue Flag Beach 2012.
Lifeguard on duty during the summer months
From Dungarvan take the R675 road to Tramore. The beach car park is on your right as you pass through the village of Bunmahon.
Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Map No. 82