And now, a quick post of pics at Stradbally Cove:
We admired and explored Stradbally Cove for a quick half an hour en route to Cork City from Waterford. There’s signage pointing along the Copper Coast route, and to Stradbally Cove specifically, but the final turn into the cove is quite precise. If you’re off by a few inches when turning through stone pillar/gate thingies that flank the entrance to the cove road, you’ll leave with souvenir scratches on your vehicle.
It’s lovely to look at. But we saw a sign warning us that the runoff from the River Tay, which empties into the ocean, is polluted (hazardous), making us wary of any contact with the water.
A single informative and bilingual sign on Stradbally Cove (English and Irish) gave a bit of info on the local flora/fauna. There was a table for a picnic too, as well as plenty of flat sandy area to enjoy.
We parked on a sandy knoll, and ended up having a bit of trouble getting out as our front tires sunk in the sand a bit. Thankfully it just took a few minutes of careful reversing and acceleration to make our way out.