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Trá na Fhíona or Wine Strand in English is the perfect spot if you’re really looking to escape from it all.

A small beach that’s tucked away among houses and sheep, we’ve never seen more than 10 people on Wine Strand at a time.

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This family greeted us along the way

This place holds a quiet beauty that’s only really interrupted by the sound of the waves in the background.

Hop out of the car and across the water you can see Ballydavid village (Baile na nGall) where my Grandad was born – but more on that later!

If a walk tickles your fancy you can weave your way around the coast and hit Béal Bán, another fabulous stretch of beach with real sand that coats your toes.

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Not only that but it’s an brilliant place for foraging seaweed as myself and Mom discovered with expert forager Darach Ó Murchú back in 2015.

Settle down on a rock, listen to waves and kick back and relax. There’s no better place to be a sunny day.

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