Rosslare Harbour Cliff Walk
Distance: 3.4km (2.1 miles)
Trailhead: Rosslare Harbour Viewing Point
Sat Nav:52.2512, -6.3427
Parking: Free car park at the trailhead and at the playground
Rosslare Harbour Cliff Walk starts at the Viewing Point overlooking Rosslare Ferryport. The early part of the trail looks down on the busy Europort. Ferries from Wales, France, and Spain dock continuously and load and discharge passenger traffic, freight and imported vehicles. On land, you will pass dwellings once used to house Coastguards, Lighthouse keepers or Lifeboat men’s families.
At the southern edge of the village, the path overlooks Moran’s Bay and the natural sand dunes below the cliff. Spot seals swimming playfully near the shore.
Just before the playground, the path divides. The Village Loop turns back through the village toward the trailhead at the Viewing Point. The Cliff Walk path continues straight on alongside Moran’s Bay towards Greenore Point. Tuskar Lighthouse stands proudly on the horizon while seabirds soar across the seascape.
- The concrete emplacements at ground level are old WW2 observation posts/gun positions used by the Military for observation and protection and to blow the explosive charges on the old viaduct in case of emergency.
- The sandy beach below you is very popular all year round.
- Watch out for hawks hovering over the dunes below in search of prey.
- The children’s playground.
Useful Trail Information
OSI Discovery Map Series 77
Grid Reference: T131 124
Surface: Mixed surfaces
Start/Finish: Rosslare Harbour Viewing Point
Other Useful Information
Equipment Recommended: No special equipment required
Mobile Coverage: Generally Good
Dogs: Dogs must be kept under control at all times.
You must clean up after your dog if it fouls in a public place.
Take the N25 towards Rosslare Harbour and continue until you arrive in Rosslare Harbour village. You will pass a supermarket on your left and a church on your right. After the supermarket, there is an exit on your left to the car park where the trailhead is located. (before you go down the hill into the port)