Rosslare Harbour Cliff Walk

Grade:         Easy

Distance:    3.4km (2.1 miles)

Waymarking: Red

Trailhead:   Rosslare Harbour Viewing Point

Sat Nav:52.2512, -6.3427

Parking:  Free car park at the trailhead and at the  playground

Trail Description

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.


Don't Miss...

    • 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

Ascent: negligible

Walking time:  

Format: Linear

Surface: Mixed surfaces

Gates/Stiles: No

Start/Finish: Rosslare Harbour Viewing Point


Other Useful Information

Equipment Recommended: No special equipment required

Mobile Coverage: Generally Good

Picnic Area: 

Public Toilets: 


Dogs: Dogs must be kept under control at all times.
You must clean up after your dog if it fouls in a public place.

RNLI station on Rosslare Harbour Cliff Walk

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Getting Here

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)

Nearby on Wexford Trails

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