Courtown and the surrounding area is blessed with fabulous long sandy beaches stretching from Kilpatrick beach which is north of Courtown and should you drive down the coast road from Courtown to Wexford you will come across a plethora of beaches for you to chose from. Here is some information about some of the many beaches in the vicinity.

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Courtown Woods

A Brief History of Courtown Woods

Courtown Woodland was planted with oak and ash back in 1870. At this time it was part of a typical Victorian estate woodland where exotic conifers and redwoods from California were planted within viewing distance of Courtown House. Oak plantations were established at some distance. They were underplanted with shrubs to provide food for pheasants for shooting parties. The woodland was regularly cleared and used as firewood by local tenants

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Croghan Mountain

Want to go for a good hill walk in North Wexford why not go to Croghan mountain. Take the the road out of Gorey to tinahely, go through Hollyfort village then take a right at Clonroe. A couple of miles down that road you’ll come to Raheencreagh woods. The path starts here.

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Local Amenities

Courtown and North Wexford is lucky to play host to some stunning natural amenities including the fabulous golden beaches that stretch for miles and miles along our coastline. There are some beautiful forest walks where you can relax in the wonderful woodland and get away from it all. The Ounavarra River flows through the area and offers some good fishing and great river walks. And let’s not forget the harbour in Courtown which looks stunning at any time of day. With the fishing and sailing boats anchored, the seagulls flying around and the fantastic views, a walk by the harbour is a must.

Tara Hill

Tara Hill boasts the most fantastic views - the whole coast beyond Courtown can be seen from here. Saint Kevin's is the small and lovely church in the village, popular for weddings as it has a charm all of its own.Tara Hill is a dominant feature of the district. 

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The Harbour

Courtown Harbour was completely undeveloped until the Courtown family built the harbour back in the early 1800’s. The present pier of the harbour was built by the Courtown family as part of famine relief work in 1847. Following its completion, it soon became a thriving fishing village, and with the advent of the Dublin railway line, tourists began to arrive from 1863 onwards to visit the beaches. It was the harbour however that really put Courtown on the map.

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