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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. It’s also a great place for foraging!

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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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