We visited Clogherhead beach on a most unusual summer’s day – the sun was shining , the beach crowded and the car park overflowing. What’s seldom is wonderful and we had a lovely swim under a clear blue sky.
Clogherhead is a good sized family beach with soft sand and plenty of room for walking and playing. The water itself was quite clear which is somewhat unusual for the east coast. The gradual wade in makes it a good place to splash and play.
When we were there it was a bit windy and a wind break is advisable. You will find some shelter in the grassy area behind the beach.
The car park is small and inadequate on a good day. There were plenty of traffic jams when we were there. Access from the car park is fine for buggies but not for wheelchairs. However, there is another small road to the left of the car park which allows you to drive onto the beach which makes it fine for wheelchairs.
Clogherhead is a Blue Flag beach. There were no lifeguards when we were there,check with the County Council for details.
From Dublin take the M1 and leave it at Exit 9 for Drogheda. Take the road around the town and as you start to leave Drogheda watch out for a right turn signposted Termonfeckin – R166. Follow a convoluted route through side streets with various signposts for Termonfeckin ( but none for Clogherhead) and you will eventually pick up the Clogherhead road. When you arrive at the village watch for a right turn signposted for the lifeboat station and this will lead you to the beach. ( With this type of signage is someone trying to keep this beach a secret?).