In the heat of the summer, one of the best times to get out for a walk is early in the morning. There is something special about being out and about at dawn to welcome in a brand-new day. Wexford is blessed with along coastline much of which faces east to where the sun rises.

Our top tips for great locations on Wexford Walking Trails to see the sun rise on your walk are listed below. From each of these locations, it is possible to see the sun rise from the start of the trail. There is no requirement to walk a distance in the dark to reach a good vantage point. As you continue along the trail, the sun will rise alongside as you walk.

1. Rosslare Harbour Cliff Walk

Rosslare Harbour walking trails brings an array of interesting landmarks and maritime heritage amidst beautiful scenery and panoramic viewsTake in the breath taking view of Rosslare Europort and Tuskar Rock Lighthouse as you walk along the clifftop on the Cliff Walk Trail.

Rosslare Harbour Trails 

2. Enniscorthy Riverside Walk

This trail is located in Enniscorthy town. The car park is adjacent to the Riverside Park Hotel. The trail starts along the promenade walk beside the hotel,  heads past a playground, crosses a footbridge at the River Urrin and follows a gravel path through a semi-wild meadow which is part of an extensive Special Area of Conservation. This tranquil walk is only interrupted by the rich sound of birds and wildlife.

Link to Trail: Enniscorthy Riverside Trail 


St Helens at Sunrise

3. Carne to St Helens

This walk highlights part of County Wexford’s stunning coastline with the historic Tuskar Rock Lighthouse accompanying you along the way. Begin the trail at Carne beach and head east to St Helens as the sun rises. 

Please note: A small section of this trail could be impassable at high tide so please check tide times before commencing your walk.

Link to Trail: Carne Trails 


4. The Rocks, Wexford

This hilly area on the outskirts of Wexford Town is characterised by its rocky outcrops which are surrounded by walking trails, trees, grass and wild plants such as the beautify gorse bush. Magnificent panoramic views can be enjoyed overlooking Wexford Harbour to Raven Point and  Rosslare Harbour.

Link to Trail:The Rocks Trails


View of Raven Point from the Rocks

5.  Cahore Point

The trail at Cahore begins at the pier which is a popular location for both visitors and locals alike. Along the walk there are many points of interest such as stone lookout towers, Cahore Castle, the remains of a WW2 Éire sign and some interesting rock formations including some amazing contorted strata. The trail then leads onto the sandy South Beach just behind Cahore Castle. This golden sand is the starting point of one of the largest stretches of sandy beaches in Ireland which continues all the way past Morriscastle towards Curracloe and the Raven to the south.

Link to Trail: Cahore Point Trail – Wexford Walking Trails

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