Rosslare is a lively seaside town set between sandy beaches and rolling countryside. The town is one of the sunniest destinations in Ireland, making it a haven for sunseekers and beach lovers. Rosslare Strand is a short stroll from the village and features a Blue Flag beach patrolled by lifeguards in the summer. Build sandcastles, bask in the sunshine and swim in the Irish Sea.
Rosslare restaurants will tempt you with a bounty of fresh seafood. Local fishing boats dock at Kilmore Quay and unload everything from lemon sole and Irish cod to crab and lobster. Smoked salmon is a local specialty, with oak chips used to infuse the fish with a rich flavour.
Housed in a luxury hotel, SeaSpa is one of the top day spas in Ireland. Soak in the seawater pool filled with water from the Rosslare coast, sweat out toxins in the sauna and treat yourself to a mineral-rich mud facial.
Rosslare is compact and easy to get around on foot. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore Wexford and visit neighbouring towns and villages at your own pace. The village is a 2.5-hour drive from Dublin and three hours from Cork.