Welcome to the new blog series from Wexford Trails, where we will shine a spotlight on some of the most popular and iconic landmarks and activities to be found on Ireland’s Ancient East…

For everyone looking to explore the vibrant county of Wexford this summer, Wexford Trails offers the perfect starting point. We are a county wide series of tourism trails, with over 80 members, all showcasing the very best of what Wexford has to offer. Our network consists of the following trails: Craft; Heritage; Walking; Garden; and Adventure, and with each new blog post we will explore these diverse trails, sharing news, insights and fascinating stories guaranteed to inspire your next trip to the sunny south east!

Today we are taking a dive into the Wexford Adventure Trail, where fun can be found for all ages and abilities, so let us lead the way, as we discover the many exhilarating experiences to be found in Wexford this summer. 

Take to the Waves

Kayakers in a sea cave

Sea kayaking with The Irish Experience

With over 250 km of coastline, a plethora of stunning beaches and numerous rivers meandering through the picturesque countryside, Wexford is a top pick for Water Sports enthusiasts. Try your hand at kayaking, whilst soaking up the scenery and wildlife along the River Slaney with Gopaddle.ie, or take in the breathtaking views of the Hook Peninsula whilst kayaking or canyoneering (cliff jumping), with the Irish Experience. A visit to one of our seven blue flag beaches is also a must. A short drive from Wexford Town will bring you to the famous Curracloe beach, with its expanse of soft white sand. Here you can take a fun-filled surf lesson, master the art of stand up paddle boarding or enrol the kids in an action-packed summer camp, courtesy of the crew at the Surf Shack. Now in their tenth year at Curracloe, the Surf Shack have also recently launched their services on Rosslare Strand.


The Great Outdoors

Aerial adventures at the I.O.A.C.


Further outdoor adventures await the intrepid traveller throughout Wexford. Marvel at the rolling countryside or splash through the waves on horseback at Anvil Lodge Riding School (near Enniscorthy) or Shrule Equestrian and Pet Farm (near Gorey); experience the thrill of cross-country quad biking with Quadventure (near Enniscorthy);  and try your hand at archery, or brave the high ropes at the IOAC, Wexford’s award-winning outdoor adventure centre and camping grounds in Rosslare.

Animal Magic

Go behind the scenes at Seal Rescue Ireland

Mini adventurers and animal lovers alike will delight in a visit to an Open Farm; Kia Ora Mini Farm (near Gorey) and Blackwater Open Farm are both family-run attractions and boast a variety of farm animals, activities and play areas. Animal lovers will also be entranced by the work of Seal Rescue Ireland (Courtown), where visitors can take part in a ‘behind the scenes’ experience to meet the pups, learn their stories and find out how to support ongoing wildlife rescue and conservation efforts. 


All-Weather Wonders

Pirates Cove

Find indoor and outdoor fun at Pirates Cove

For fun for all the family and even when it’s raining, Wexford’s adventure centres have indoor and outdoor activities in abundance. Have a go at 10-pin bowling, escape rooms and more, at Leisure Max (Wexford town) and enjoy adventure golf, bumper boats, bowling and go-karts at Pirates Cove (Courtown). 

We hope this has given you a taste of what our beautiful county has to offer: whether you’re looking for a family day out, or to fill a whole fortnight with fun, there is so much to do in Wexford when you let adventure lead the way.   

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