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Wonderous Weekend Walks: Explore sea louth one step at a time.

We’re hoping for some sunshine this weekend, but whatever the weather why not set off on a coastal walk along the sea louth scenic seafood trail.  Enjoy breathing in the fresh sea air and indulging in some freshly caught seafood. There is something so invigorating about being by the sea and no better way to get a spring back into your step!

1. Blackrock Village is well worth exploring and the best way to do that is to walk it! The ‘Round the Rock’ walk is a great way to take in the pretty seaside village and see all it has to offer including the beautiful beachfront promenade, speciality artisan shops and top-class seafood restaurants. The walk takes about an hour and is suitable for all, as it is wheelchair and stroller accessible.  Find an illustrated map here.

Carlingford Lough Greenway, Co. Louth

2. Carlingford Lough Greenway is an idyllic way to experience this spectacular coastal landscape on foot. Choose to start in either Omeath or at the Carlingford Marina, the total length there and back adds up to around 14km! With lots of dining options in Carlingford offering an array of tempting fresh local seafood dishes to try, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

3. Enjoy the best views of Dundalk Bay on a leisurely stroll along the Navvy Bank to Soldiers Point.  Here you’ll find a bronze sculpture of Manannan, the Celtic God of the sea, set against the spectacular landscape of the Cooley Peninsula.  If you would like a bite to eat afterwards, you’re in luck – there’s a variety of Dundalk restaurants taking part in the sea louth trail!

4. Starting at the impressive St. Peters Church on West Street, in the Medieval town of Drogheda, the Boyne Valley Camino takes you on a journey through history.  The 25km route is a mixture of riverside, greenway, wood paths, quiet country roads, canal path and green fields on its route from Drogheda to Old Mellifont Abbey and back.  Download a Boyne Valley Camino Map & Guide here or pick up a copy from the Drogheda Tourist Office at The Tholsel on West Street.  You’re sure to work up an appetite, so check out the list of sea louth restaurants in Drogheda at the link below.

5. Templetown Beach is a hidden gem situated down the winding country roads of the Cooley Peninsula and is the perfect spot for a family stroll.  A walk along the shoreline is a fantastic way to spend time together enjoying the natural beauty of the beach; whether its collecting seashells, building sandcastles or just soaking in the fresh sea air.  Don’t forget to bring a picnic to enjoy or stop by a nearby seafood spot for a delicious meal afterwards.

Whether you're walking solo, with family, or with furry friends, coastal walks offer a chance to slow down and appreciate the simple pleasures of life. County Louth’s coastline has so many beautiful scenic areas to explore, from sandy shores to picturesque coves, rugged headland to secluded beaches, each offering its own unique beauty and charm.  You never know what hidden treasures you might stumble upon along the way!

For the full list of participating sea louth restaurants click here.

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