On your doorstep – make the most of it!
Morriscastle Beach is part of a number of beaches that stretch for approximately 22km from Cahore point to Curracloe in Co. Wexford and this sheltered stretch is known locally as the Golden Mile. Morriscastle Beach is sandy and relatively shallow making it extremely popular venue for families who flock to the local well run caravan parks and campsite in the vicinity.
Tucked away just a small distance from Kilmuckridge village and bordered by a sheltering dune system, this is an ideal beach for children to play. The beach is attended by a lifeguard from June until the end of August and it is very safe for swimming.
Seals are also often seen swimming near the shore.
The beach is cleaned regularly and daily during the peak season. Please help keep Morriscastle beach tidy and take your rubbish home with you at the end of your day. Doggy pooper bags are available for free from Lawler’s shop. Lifeguards and lifesaving equipment is provided to ensure response to emergency anywhere on Morriscastle Beach.
With Free car parking, Toilets, Life Guards and much more, it is one of the most beautiful beaches around.
Getting to Morriscastle Beach
From Dublin take the N11 to Gorey, Co. Wexford. Near Gorey take exit 23 and travel on the R741 passing through Ballycanew and Ballyedmond. Follow the signs into Kilmuckridge, Morriscastle is signposted from there. When you get to Lawler’s of Morriscastle… you will know that you have arrived!
Fishing at Morriscastle
Moriscastle is very popular with shore anglers and is regularly used for competitions. One of the reasons for this spot’s popularity is its ability to produce specimen-sized fish, include bass, tope, smoothound, bullhuss, dogfish, spurdog, ray, flounder and dab.
An evening fishing feast as last light into the first hours of darkness and dawn were the traditional taking times- especially for Ray. Surf conditions are ideal for Bass with a wind from the south plus calm weather is better for Smooth Hounds and Ray. West and northwest winds flatten the sea here, but can create a ground swell, so colouring the water.
Crab, Mackerel and Black Wraps and Rag are the top baits to use. Again, like most east facing Wexford beaches at Morriscastle, lateral gullies and bars run parallel with the shore. Seek the surf breaks for gaps and fish these, as this is where the fish will congregate. Vary the distance as fish can be caught close in, but clip down rigs will be needed to reach the deeper water beyond the banks when conditions dictate.
Wheelchair Friendly Beach
The team at Lawlers’ are delighted to partake in making Morrscastle Beach a Wheelchair-friendly beach! A special Beach Wheelchair is available from Lawler’s free of charge as part of Wexford County Council Beach Wheelchair Initiative.
If you wish to avail of the beach wheel chair, contact Lawlers shop to book a slot.
[Individuals using the beach wheelchair must be accompanied by an assistant.]
More information is available on Wexford County Council website.