The village of Dunmore East boasts some of the most beautiful and idyllic beaches and coves on the Irish coastline. Here there are a half dozen sheltered and picturesque coves where excellent swimming and snorkeling can be enjoyed. The most popular are Councillors, a south facing beach between lofty red sandstone cliffs and just 300 metres from the holiday park, and Lawlors, right in the village. Both of these beaches have been awarded blue flag status in recent years. Also, within the village of Dunmore East are several beautiful secluded coves. These include: Stony Cove, Ladies Cove, Mens Cove and Badgers Cove.
THINGS TO DO ..................
Local beach and coves of dunmore east
DUNMORE EAST GOLF CLUB
Lying adjacent to Dunmore Holiday Park, Dunmore East Golf Club is an 18 hole 72 par seaside course on the coast overlooking the village of Dunmore East. It has breathtaking views of the village and bay, the Hook Peninsula and Waterford Harbour. The course offers stimulating and challenging golf in idyllic surroundings to the golfer with a high or low handicap. A warm welcome in the clubhouse is assured and Societies and visitors are always welcome. For further information and bookings, please contact www.dunmoreeastgolfcourse.ie
LOcal park with all-weather tennis courts & award winning playground
Settled within the village of Dunmore East is the beautiful local park which provides ample greenery for play and walking. The park also provides many picnic areas and is a popular destination for locals and visitors enjoying their lunch in the sun. The park also boasts two all-weather tennis courts which are open to the public subject to booking and during the summer months tennis camps are run for children of all levels and ages. Furthermore, the park has an award winning playground which is fully enclosed and which provides a fun and safe environment for the younger visitor to the park.
A walker’s paradise, Dunmore East’s local walks are in the easy to medium range and are very suitable for walkers without any great level of fitness who enjoy a moderate challenge with no steep climbing but with numerous unspoiled, headlands, coves and beaches to explore.
Secrets of Dunmore East's seven best walks revealed -Some of the best walks in Dunmore East are contained in a new guide which has been produced by local businesses. For details on local walks including the spectacular cliff walk visit www.dunmorewalks.com.
FOOD AND DRINK
The village of Dunmore East has a vast selection of family friendly restaurants which offer a high quality of diverse and local dishes. The village is also home to many local pubs which hold regular gigs and live traditional music sessions weekly during the summer. For more information on the many pubs and eateries of Dunmore East please visit www.discoverdunmore.ie
DUNMORE EAST ANGLING CHARTERS & WHALE WATCHING
Angling Activities include: Offshore Bottom Angling , Wreck and Shark Angling, Mackerel Angling (during summer evenings), Diving Trips, Survey Charters, whale watching and Scenic Trips. For further information visit www.dunmoreangling.ie
DUNMORE EAST ADVENTURE CENTRE
The Adventure Centre provides land & water-based outdoor activities for both the complete beginner and the practised expert. Activities organised for groups, individuals, adults and kids. Visit this purpose built activity centre at the waters edge in Dunmore Harbour. Summer camps are also run during the summer months for all levels. Activities available include: Archery, Windsurfing, Orienteering, Kayaking, Team Challenges, Sailing, Open Canoes, pedal boats and Powerboating. For more information visit: www.dunmoreadventure.com
Sea kayaking along the Waterford coastline.
The Copper Coast European Geopark is located on the South East coast of Ireland. It extends between Fenor in the east to Stradbally in the west and up to Dunhill in the north. The Copper Coast gets its name from the 19th Century copper mines that lie at its heart. It comprises some 25 kilometres of spectacular coastline consisting of scalloped beaches and coves, buttressed and enclosed by rocky headlands. Oceans, volcanoes, deserts and ice sheets all combined to create the rocks, which provide the physical foundation of the natural and cultural landscapes of the Copper Coast.
WATERFORD MUSEUM OF TREASURES
Three magnificent museums chronicling over one thousand years of history. The Medieval Museum, located in the heart of Waterford City which is 10 miles from Dunmore East, opened August 2012, explores the period from the Anglo-Norman siege of Waterford in 1170 to the end of the 17th century. Your visit starts with the magnificent 13th century Choristers' Hall and continues through the museum galleries on an amazing exploration of some of the great treasures of medieval Ireland.
A mere 10 Kms over the coast is SplashWorld –The largest indoor waterpark in the south East of Ireland situated in Tramore. From water slides and a bubble pool, to a river ride and a wave machine - fun is guaranteed for all.
Swim It! Lane swimming is available in the 25 Meter Swimming Pool.
KINGFISHER GYM AND SWIMMING POOL
Facilities Include: numerous swimming pools, aerobics studios, cardiovascular theatre, Gym Weights area, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam room. Personal Trainers may also be booked in advance. For further information contact: www.kingfisher.com
Run Amuck is a 10,000 sq ft purpose built children's activity centre combining fantastic play facilities with an excellent, healthy eating café. For younger children there are baby & toddler play areas, with baby changing facilities and a parent and baby room. For Further information visit: www.runamuck.ie
TRAMORE BIKE TOURS
At Tramore Bike Tours, which can be found 10Kms from Dunmore East, one can explore County Waterford and South East of Ireland in an enjoyable and active way. Come and enjoy "the other side" of the sunny South East and its famous Copper Coast - from a bicycle saddle! Visit www.tramorebiketours.com
TRAMORE AMUSEMENT PARK
A fifty acre wonderland situated just 10Kms from Dunmore East, in the South East of Ireland. It is the ideal place to go for a day trip that you will remember forever. The park carries a vast range of spectacular amusements designed to thrill and delight visitors of all ages. Located within a safe secure family environment, Tramore amusement park boasts a huge array of entertainment to keep everybody happy.
BAY SPA TRAMORE
Nestled in the local town to of Tramore, just a hop over the coast from Dunmore East, is Bay Spa Tramore which offers both full and half day packages where you can enjoy the sound of waves lapping against the shore while you indulge in your favourite treatment. Specialised treatments include, La Stone Massage Therapy for Couples, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Windsphere Tibetan Massage Nimue Facial and Body Treatments. Visit: www.bayspatramore.com
WATERFORD HARBOUR (DUNMORE EAST) SAILING & YACHT CLUB
a large part of the activity during the summer is taken up with Junior Sailing Courses. These courses are run by the club in conjunction with ISA trained instructors and cater for children from 10 years old to 18 years old. For further information visit: www.whsc.ie