Last Updated on September 10, 2023

Despite not being a desert destination, Ireland has quite a few sand surfing spots to offer and there is a small but very lively community of sandboarders near Wexford.

The Curracloe Sand Fest was held there as part of the Sandboarding World Tour in 2017.

Curracloe dunes and beach along Wexford Bay. Photo courtesy of Rodney Burton.

Curracloe Beach – Wexford

Beach located about 10km north of Wexford and the main sandboarding hub of Northern Ireland. Dune Riders Ireland regularly organizes events there and has a shop that sells sandboards.

Sandboard Rentals & Lessons

The Surf Shack Ireland in Curracloe offers both sandboard rentals and sandboarding lessons. Cost for rental is €7 for one hour, €12 for 3 hours or €20 for full day. A 1 hour sandboarding / dune boarding lesson costs €35 for adults or €25 for kids up to age 16.

See also: Sandboarding in Northern Ireland

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