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Loved loved loved the place! We arrived quite early, and no one else was there. Parked the car for... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Chester, United Kingdom
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Shhh! Don’t let word of this gem get out!!

Stumbled across this site en route to other scenic spots / really thought we were just going to... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Maureen M
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Loved loved loved the place! We arrived quite early, and no one else was there. Parked the car for 3€ fee and walked through the dunes. It was the end of the low tide, but we managed to have a nice stroll along the beach...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ausra_2015
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this site en route to other scenic spots / really thought we were just going to visit some caves. Well.... after trudging from the parking lot through the largest dunes we’ve ever seen, you get to this most fabulous beach - one of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is a great place to walk the shore at sundown, great sunsets. Well worth a drive out to the coast.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were recommended Maghera Beach (pronounce: ma-gra) by a local, who said it was a fairly unknown beach. We drove to the beach and on the way we saw a beautiful waterfall as a bonus! At the parking spot you pay 3€ for parking (which...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Aria0092
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

There is not much to say except this is simply a stunning beach between 2 headlands. After a path from the car park a raised wood deck brings you across part of the Dunes stopping at the edge of the magnificent and huge usually empty...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank markg428
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Golden sands and wide smooth beach after a short dune walk from the car park attended by a local. The drive out is beautiful too and the beach doesn’t disappoint, though low tide is best to access the caves on the southern end of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Brigid G
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We visited on a sunny day in the middle of June - 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and were the only people there. Beautiful white sand and unusual geology. Found the caves to be rather underwhelming, but that didn't distract from the experience of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Shaun B
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Maghera is one of my favourite places to visit since I was a young child, heading out on adventures to the caves. A beautiful sight for both young and old. Would greatly recommend for people to visit at low tide to get the wonderful opportunity...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CDorr2
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Worth the trip! Plan to go at low tide...beach/caves are a fair walk from the parking lot (which is pay to park - 3 Euro). We stayed for a few hours and had a picnic lunch on the beach after exploring the landscape...it was a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Eric P
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Have been here many times it is beautiful and the caves are interesting and always keeping health and safety in mind.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Sarah C
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Greg S | Reviewed this property |
There were some boardwalk-type walks that got you out through the dunes, but to actually get out over the dunes and to the caves, it is all heavy sand. Depending on the time of day if you are able to get over the dunes, the... More
7 June 2016|
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Response from Alan M |
As far as I am aware you cannot camp here, in the 40 years that I have been coming here, I have never seen a tent. The nearest camping sites would be at Tramore, Rosbeg and Portnoo, both about 10 miles away (which isn't far... More
George B
8 January 2015|
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Response from Olivia K | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot at these coordinates: 54.762501, -8.527440 From there, walk up the road toward a lone farm house. When you get there, there will be a gate to your right. That is the entrance to the beach.