Tramore is a bustling seaside town on Waterford’s beautiful coastline. During the summer months, Tramore is bursting with lots or fun and activities for all ages. Westcliff House is ideally located a short drive or stroll from the hustle and bustle while being just far enough away from the sometimes exuberant nightlife to ensure a good nights sleep!
Tramore’s 5km long, Blue Flag beach is ideal for a swim and is lifeguard patrolled during the bathing season.Please click here for further information on lifeguard times. Its gentle slope means you can take a dip regardless of the tide. There’s lots of amenities within a stone’s throw of the beach including a funfair/carnival, lots of food and drink options, amusement arcades, casino and even a swimming pool with water slides for the colder days!
If you’re looking for somewhere to make a splash, Newtown Cove and The Guiilamene are minutes from Westcliff House and features a ‘Men Only’ swimming spot on the rocks. (Don’t worry, the sign no longer applies of course, its only there for posterity!!)
With a rollercoaster, bumper cars, mini-golf, ferris wheel, waltzers, amusements, sideshows and lots more, there’s something for all ages from toddlers to grown up adrenaline junkies! For a more sedate pace, why not take a pedal boat out on the lake with the swans? Of course, there’s lots of refreshment options, candy floss and ice cream! Click here for more info.
Food & Drink
No visit to Tramore would be complete without a visit to Dooley’s Fish & Chips (right by the start of the Prom). Try a ‘battered cod and chip’ (we never use the plural here in Co. Waterford!). For the authentic experience, grab a chip fork and sit on the prom to chow down in the sun!
For great sandwiches, snacks, coffee and cakes, try Moe’s Cafe, midway down the prom. Plenty of outdoor seating and great service makes it an ideal spot for a light lunch.
For great pizza, pasta and salads, washed down with a nice cold beer, check out Brooklyn Cafe. Also midway down the prom, its ideally located for a feed after a hard day relaxing on the beach!
If you’re in the mood for something a little more spicy, we love the Voujon Indian restaurant. Delicious, authentic indian food cooked with love and care by the owner Rabbi Khan and his team of highly experienced Indian and Bangladeshi chefs.
For a more romantic and intimate vibe, check out the Pine Rooms. During the summer months, The Pine Rooms often have laid back live acoustic guitar and vocals from some of Ireland’s best folk and Jazz musicians playing in the gardens.
Fancy a Pint?
If you’re in the mood for a cold beer, we love The Vic, a traditional Irish pub with all the charm and craic we love. You’ll always be greeted with a warm welcome by John and the crew and their huge selection of craft beers, ciders, draught favourites like Guinness, wines and spirits means there’s something there for all tastes. The stunning beer garden boasts an enviable view of Tramore bay and bar food is available all year round.
Tramore Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. The course was remodelled in 2006 by renowned designer Jeff Howes, while preserving it’s integrity and creating a new nine hole course of similar quality. The result is a fantastic blend of “the Old and the New”. Tramore now boasts 27 holes with sand based greens constructed to USPGA standard.
Newtown Driving Range is a 2 minute stroll from Westcliff House and features all-weather, fully enclosed driving bays as well as plenty of outdoor grass to practice your swing.
Waterford and Tramore Races are within walking distance and features a year round calendar of racing. If riding horses is your thing, Lake Tour Stables is only a 5 minute drive away and provides pony trekking, polocross and lessons, all in the stunning settings around Ballyscanlon lakes