Tripadvisor’s top Irish beach revealed

‘An unforgettable day in sunshine on this glorious and unspoiled stretch of beach’

Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork has been named the best beach in Ireland in TripAdvisor's 2019 Travellers' Choice awards for beaches.

Second place this year goes to Banna Strand in Tralee, while Inch Beach in Inch, Co Kerry comes in third place.

Travellers' Choice Beaches award-winners are based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.

Reviews for Inchydoney describe the popular beach as, “spectacular” and “superb”.


Other Irish beaches features in the top 10 include Strandhill Beach in Sligo and Derrynane Beach on the Ring of Kerry.

Spain's La Concha Beach in San Sebastian has claimed the top spot in Europe while Baia do Sancho in Brazil has been named the overall winner for the best-rated beach in the world.

Top 10 beaches in Ireland
1. Inchdoney Beach, Clonakilty
2. Banna Strand, Tralee
3. Inch Beach, Inch
4. Strandhill Beach, Strandhill
5. Derrynane Beach, Caherdaniel
6. Coumeenoole Beach, Dingle
7. Lahinch Beach, Lahinch
8. Rossbeigh Beach, Glenbeigh
9. Ladies Beach, Ballybunion
10.Portmarnock Beach, Portmarnock

Top 10 Beaches in Europe
1. La Concha Beach, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
2. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Sicily, Italy
3. Falesia Beach, Olhos de Agua, Portugal
4. Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain
5. Balos Beach and Lagoon, Kissamos, Crete, Greece
6. Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset
7. Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Greece
8. Fig Tree Bay, Protaras, Cyprus
9. Cala Rossa, Isola di Favignana, Sicily, Italy
10.Playa de Muro Beach, Playa de Muro, Majorca, Spain

Top 10 Beaches in the World
1. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
2. Varadero Beach, Varadero, Cuba
3. Eagle Beach, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
4. La Concha Beach, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
5. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
6. Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States
7. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Sicily, Italy
8. Seven Mile Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
9. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
10.Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica, Caribbean