Tramore is Irish for 'Big Strand', and is one of the most aptly named towns in the region, with its famous golden, sandy beach stretching 5km.
FamiliesFamily holidays and all age groups are catered for in Tramore with Laser Blast, the Climbing Experience, Pirates Adventure and Run Amuck. You can’t miss the huge amusement park on the bay; a veritable wonderland for all children and those more adventurous adults who can still manage ‘the Waltzers’.
Water funTramore provides activity holidays such as golfing but specialises in surfing and kite-surfing on the ideal 5km beach. There are a few surfing schools on the seafront providing lessons to surfers from beginners to advanced. Visit Wild Waterford to see Tramore’s surf schools. Kitesurfing Ireland are the experts in their thrill seeking arena and also offer lessons on the strand. Splashworld is kid heaven; an indoor swimming pool featuring a bubble pool, river ride and a wave machine is available.
FishingTramore beach is also perfect for beach angling and the cliffs above are ideal for rock and reef fishing. Absolute Fishing is a tackle shop based in the town that specializes in lure fishing; the shop promises to do its best to answer any questions you might have so call in to see them! Another great source of information on fishing in Tramore is the local angling club Rinna Shark Sea Angling.
GolfAt just under 6,700 yards off the tips, Tramore Golf Club is a fair test for golfers of all abilities. Don't be fooled by its beauty; all it takes is one stray shot to ruin a potentially respectable scorecard! Improve the scorecard with some practice; work on your short game at Tramore Pitch and Putt Club and your swing at Newtown Driving Range.
WalkingWalkers in Tramore can take the sea air with dozens out ambling on the strand or promenade on any fine day. A 5km walk from the town centre the sand hills at the end of the beach offer spectacular views. The back bay is especially good for bird watching. The popular Doneraile Walk will bring you along the west side of Tramore Bay, following the coast past the pier and out to the Guillamene swimming cove and Newtown Woods.
Download a brochure featuring the Strand, Doneraile and Newtown Walks along with others here:
Tramore Walking Routes (Adobe.PDF, 1,991 kbs)
HorsesLake Tour Stables, Tramore offers beach treks off-season or around the beautiful lakes and through the stunning countryside throughout the year. They cater to all; beginners through to advanced equestrians.
The August Racing Festival at Tramore Racecourse is a must for race-goers, locals and visitors. Bars, restaurants and crèche facilities cater for the whole family too.
Festivals and eventsAnother festival in Tramore is the Surf and Sea Festival a ‘ladies only’ surfing weekend plus a full family day on the Sunday. Tramore’s newest festival is the Tramore Hill Challenge a different kind of cycle event that tests a rider’s skills as they battle with the legendary steep hill of Tramore’s Upper Strand Street and Main Street.
The country market is held in Church Hall on the second Sunday of each month from 2.30-4pm where you can sample all local produce and crafts from the area.
Tramore Coastguard Arts Centre is a beautifully refurbished cultural centre that regularly hosts exhibitions by local and international artists, concerts and other events.