Curracloe Beach (Ballinsker/White Gap/Culletons Gap)
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 Flag
Carpark: Approx 500 parking spaces with the majority at White Gap. 4 and 2 disabled spaces at White Gap and Ballineskar respectively.
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.
Photo of Ballineskar beach
Photo of White Gap beach
Photo of Culleton's Gap Beach