Courtown is a popular holiday spot with a long, family friendly beach. Recent bad weather has done some damage to the beach’s ‘infrastructure’ but it is still a very attractive spot to stroll and swim.
There is a gradual wade in at Courtown and its generally sandy underfoot. The beach is reasonably sheltered with rocks and some sand dunes to the rear, so you will often find the water calm and good for swimming. Children are regularly seen playing and splashing at the water’s edge.
If its walking you like then Courtown beach is about four kilometres long and you can go further all the way to Ballymoney if you want.
Access to the beach can be found from the large car park to the left of the town. From there you cross a bridge and another small parking area will lead you to a wooden ramp and then onto the beach. It appears to be both wheelchair and buggy accessible.
Apart from the beach, the car park also leads to an indoor pool, a playground and forest walks. So, all in all this is a good place for families to come for a beach outing.
Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months. Blue Flag beach
From Gorey get onto the R742 which will lead you straight to Courtown.
Ordnance Survey Map No. 69