This location is classed as SeasideView external link
This Blue Flag award-winning, south-facing beach lies at the northern end of the village of Dunmore East. The sheltered cove is picture-postcard pretty, with its backdrop of whitewashed stone cottages and turquoise sea waters. The beach has clean, golden-red sand and is flanked by striking sandstone cliffs, home to a variety of seabirds. The sheltered cove is popular with swimmers. There is a designated swimming area and lifeguards watch the beach every day during July and August and at weekends in June and September. Snorkelling among the rocks of the cove is also popular, not least because of the transparency of the water. The water is so clear it can be difficult to judge the depth. Parking is available at the top of the cove from which a steep path leads down to the beach. There are good cafes and pubs near the beach. Councillors Strand can get quite busy when the sun is out during the summer holidays.