But beyond the most highly rated bathing spots around the Irish coast, there exists a number of hidden gems to attract those seeking something a little more special.
And according to TheJournal’s list of Ireland’s best ‘secret beaches’, they could be “hiding right under your nose”.
Walk a little off the beaten track from some of Ireland’s most popular seaside tourist attractions and you will find breathtaking scenes at Ballyteige Burrow (near Kilmore Quay), Galley Cove (in Crookhaven) and Portally Cove (near Dunmore East).
The islands of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way are a treasure trove of mini paradises such as Furnish Island in south Connemara and Inishbofin’s East End Beach.
And even those closer to the capital have the likes of Wicklow’s Seal Beach and Poolbeg’s Shelly Banks virtually on their doorstep.
TheJournal.ie has more on the story HERE.