The small seaside town of Tramore is the ideal place to spend a wonderful weekend or holiday enjoying the best that the south east of Ireland has to offer. The panorama of Tramore Bay, broken by the peninsula, which carries the promenade and the strand, is truly magnificent. With a very regular bus service from Waterford City (only 10km from Tramore), the town is easily accessible to visitors.
Stunning scenery and a coastal location makes the town a hub for adventures seekers - Tramore is renowned as a fantastic Irish surfing location and boasts great kitesurfing and windsurfing. Surf centres, surf shops, surf schools and hire shops abound in the town, so it’s the perfect opportunity to give it a go. If you’d rather stay dry, try a lesson in Blokarting along the beach front. Tramore has plenty to offer the whole family with an excellent indoor swimming and leisure centre, Splashworld Health and Leisure Club, situated directly opposite the Hotel, where guests can avail of discounted rates, as well as the nearby Pirates Adventure Centre, Run Amuck, LaserBlast and The Pottery Place. A visit to Tramore’s famous Tramore Amusement Park is a must for all ages. The local playground has a special toddlers area, whilst the Skate Boarding Park is popular with older kids.
The Tramore Coastguard Station makes for a great family outing; view one of its many exhibitions by local artists to get a flavour of Tramore’s culture. The Coastguard Station Arts Centre is dedicated to the development of art, culture and heritage for the community of Tramore and its environs and is definitely worth checking out.
Horse-racing has an illustrious history in the town—the Tramore August Racing Festival has been providing entertainment for racing fans in south east Ireland for more than 200 years. Four days of sponsored races, fashion and socialising encourage many visitors to make their annual trip to enjoy the festival atmosphere around the town. Waterford and Tramore Racecourse is an 80-acre venue that now boasts upgraded facilities. The scenic landscape of Tramore attracts many walkers to its strand and cliffs: famous walks in the locality include the Doneraile Walk, Cliff Road Walk and the 5km Strand Walk. For golfers, the impressive 18 hole Tramore Golf Club is the perfect way to unwind.
A trip to Tramore wouldn't be complete with a visit to the beautiful Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens - these entrancing gardens reflect the life and extensive wanderings of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo), who grew up in Ireland, and whose life journey embraced several parts of the world. The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are a haven of beauty and tranquility. Children are introduced to these magical gardens through a special children’s discovery trail, secret pathways, woodlands and Lafcadio Hearn’s fairytales and folklore.
Tramore is one of Ireland's leading seaside resorts - still charming first time visitors and regulars alike. For further information on what to see and do in Tramore visit Tramore Chamber of Tourism & Commerce or Discover Tramore