Inchydoney in West Cork wins “Best Beach” title for the second year running

Inchydoney Beach, which is located in Clonakilty in the heart of West Cork has just been voted “Best Beach in Ireland” by Tripadvisor in their 2015 Travellers Choice Awards. The County Cork beach scooped the top position with one reviewer commenting “to walk along the beach in the warm Irish sunshine isn’t far short of wonderful”.


Kerry beaches have taken the top positions in the 2015 awards with Derrynane beach in Caherdaniel, County Kerry moving from third to second position. Elsewhere in Kerry, Inch Beach in Tralee came in third place and Rossbeigh beach came in fifth place. Popular with families taking a vacation in Ireland, these three beaches reached the top coveted positions in Tripadvisor solely due to reviews.

Kilmurvey Beach on the Aran Islands has also made it into this year’s top 10 for the very first time while Portmarnock Beach in Dublin dropped from fourth to tenth position.

Inchydoney Beach in West Cork has recently been named the Country's Best Beach by Tripadvisor.

Inchydoney Beach in West Cork has recently been named the Country’s Best Beach by Tripadvisor.

The full list of winners is as follows:

  1. Inchydoney, Clonakilty, Co Cork
  2. Derrynane, Caherdaniel, Co Kerry
  3. Inch, Dingle, Co Kerry
  4. Lahinch, Co Clare
  5. Rossbeigh, Glenbeigh, Co Kerry
  6. Curracloe, Co Wexford
  7. Banna Strand, Co Kerry
  8. Kilmurvey, Inishmore, Co Galway
  9. Salthill, Co Galway
  10. Portmarnock, Co Dublin

This positive news is sure to boost vacations to these popular destinations. With no shortage of places to stay in West Cork, Kerry and Galway there is no better time to book a vacation. Ireland also boasts an excellent standard of Leisure Centres offering the best in kids swim camps, swimming lessons and rehabilitation.

In 2014 the total number of overseas trips to Ireland saw an increase of up to 10% over the peak summer months. Marking an increase of 219,000 compared to the same period in 2013 June, July and August in particular saw the amount of trips increase by almost 9.7% to 2,484,000.

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