Blackrock, Co. Louth
Blackrock beach and its promenade is still the focal point of the village and the site of an annual Raft Race, as well as several other events throughout the year.
In common with a number of east coast locations, the beach has a very small gradient and the sea retreats about 5km at low tide. The exposed seabed is a mixture of sand and mud flats. It is a suitable and fertile habitat for a variety of wader birds, including brent geese and dunlins. Even at High Tide, the Water level is only about 1m out to the channel, and the front is becoming popular as a safe sailboarding venue.
More recently Kitesurfing is becoming more and more popular in the area. Its an ideal location for learning when the tide is out and when the tide is in because of the shallow depths and more often than not, flat water.
There are also several of the East coast's and Ireland's finest championship links golf courses nearby.
Course Type: Links
- By Distance
- By Category
- Dundalk - County Louth - Fridays
- Castlebellingham - County Louth - First Sunday each month
- Drogheda - Co Louth - Thursdays
Old Mellifont Abbey
Battle of the Boyne
Newgrange & Knowth - Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre
- Dundalk Golf Club
- Greenore Golf Club
- Nuremore Hotel & Country Club
- Seapoint Golf Club
- County Louth Golf Club (Baltray)
- Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club
- Knockabbey Castle & Gardens
- Listoke Gardens
- Beaulieu House, Gardens and Car Museum