Curracloe Beach

Beach Summary

Curracloe is long wide fine stretch of beach with 3 main entrances known locally as Ballinsker/White Gap/Culletons Gap running north to south, White Gap being the largest. Culletons Gap is bordered by the Raven Nature Reserve and forestry.

Awards: Blue FlagIdentified Bathing Water

Carpark: Approx 500 parking spaces with the majority at White Gap. 4 and 2 disabled spaces at White Gap and Ballineskar respectively.

Beach Wheelchair: Beach Wheelchairs are free of charge at White Gap, pre booking is recommended. Contact Surf Shack Curracloe - 087 7519194 / 086 6010544

Access to beach: Access by car parks to wooden sleeper walkways to White Gap/Ballinsker/Culletons Gap beaches. Culletons Gap has steps at the end of the Wooden walkway which are currently buried.  The boardwalk at Ballinesker is best for wheelchairs and nearly flat. At Culletons gap it is very steep.  White Gap is less steep but the boardwalk can be buried in sand at the entrance to the beach itself. Soft sand makes it challenging once you depart the boardwalk. See photos below.

Sand Type: Sand type is soft and wind blown and often covers the wooden walkways.

Toilet Facilities: Male, Female and disabled toilet available at White Gap, Male and Female only at Ballinesker. Opened Bank holiday weekends Oct.- May. All 7 days/week May - Oct.Opening hours 8am - 9pm. Universal key is required to gain access to the accessible toilets.

Viewing Area: None.

Lifeguards: Life guards on site at White Gap during summer months.

Bathing Water Profile - Curracloe

Beach Bye-laws 2005  Curracloe Map  Culletons Gap Map


Beach Wheelchair available at Curracloe

400 x 268

Photo of Ballineskar beach

Photo of Ballineskar entrance 
Photo of Ballineskar beach 
Photo of exiting Ballineskar beach 

Photo of White Gap beach

Photo of Curracloe entrance 
Photo of Curracloe beach 
Photo of Curracloe Gap 
Photo of Curracloe facilities

Photo of Culleton's Gap Beach

Photo of Culleton's Entrance 
Photo of Culleton's Gap