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What's nearby
Guillamene and Newtown are side by side and have both received the National Green Coasts Award for 2021. This area is popular with strong swimmers and has a car park and toilets.

Both Newtown and Guillamene are small sheltered coves with deep and clear water. Newtown was traditionally the ladies bathing area and Guillamene the men’s, however both areas are now accessible for everyone and are busy spots during high tide. There is good access into the water via ladders and a slipway.

Swimmers are advised to keep an eye on the tides and diving is not recommended.

There is a large car park and basic toilets. A couple of seats and picnic tables overlook Newtown Cove and there is wheelchair access via a path through the Newtown woods.

Tips from locals

Feeling brave? This is a favourite swimming spot all year round for the locals. This is not one for the faint of heart.

Dog friendly
Hidden gem
Family friendly
Free to visit
Free car parking
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Contact details
Newtown, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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