Overlooking the Irish Sea since 1893

Covid-19 Notice from 

The Strand Cahore

Ireland’s beaches, parks and coastal paths have provided a much needed escape from some of life’s more challenging times and a place to relax with family and friends.

Now more than ever Cahore Pier, South Beach and the Cahore Cliff Walk are invaluable assets for us all to get some much needed fresh air as recommended whilst adhering to social distancing. It has become very apparent that the countries natural parks, walks and beaches are now in very high demand due to the Covid-19 crisis, with an article by travel writer Pól Ó Conghaile highlighting the importance of respecting social distancing while availing of these much needed amenities.

We closed our doors voluntarily on 14th March prior to Government instruction as we felt it was very difficult to comply with social distancing within the confines of the building despite only allowing a maximum of 30 people at a time through our doors.

On Monday 16th March we opened our outdoor coffee dock serving take away teas, coffees, cakes and pizzas to provide not only a much needed solace and social interaction at a distance with customers but also to remain contributory in order to fight for the jobs or our staff and for our two children. Businesses need to keep the pulse flowing not only emotionally for localities but financially for the economy. Every contribution made by businesses large and small in the form of wages and VAT go towards paying not only directly for their families to survive but to our first line workers of nurses, doctors, social workers to name but a few. If all businesses cease to trade, there is a direct or indirect impact on every person in that region, the economy will fail and we would not be able to provide the essential services. We like many others may never open our doors again and there will be a ghostly property sitting on top of a hill.

We have followed and continue to follow the strictest adherences to all health guidelines to keep our very valued staff and customers safe and it has been really wonderful chatting and engaging with everyone during this difficult time, all of whom have welcomed the normalcy of being able to get a coffee at the end of a long walk as they traverse the headland and beach. It seems this short moment of normality is what many of us are craving right now as our worlds are turned upside down.

We feel that the potential for people to congregate and not practise social distancing at weekends is far greater and with this in mind we close the hatch on Saturday’s and Sunday’s and offer a DELIVERY service to your car in the car park or to your home ONLY. Please phone your orders to 053 94 27486. Home Delivery charge is free up to 10km.

Coffee & Pizza Hatch open Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm
Delivery ONLY Saturday and Sunday - call
053 94 27486
Thank you all for your messages, phone calls and conversations of support. It means the world to our family and staff. We will continue to monitor situations on a daily basis and update you via our website and social media.

The Strand Cahore 

The Strand Cahore ... An Iconic Property

Welcome to The Strand Cahore a residential award winning licensed Bar & Restaurant which has been run as a family business since 1939 by The Horgan’s and has now been sold and carefully handed over to the new family of The Hanley’s in January 2018.

The Strand Cahore is in a unique position overlooking the safe swimming beach and pier at Cahore Point with sweeping views over the sea to Wicklow Head.

Cahore Point is one of Wexford's most magical holiday locations and with recent road improvements on the N11 it is now only an hour from Dublin. It is a very popular destination because of its timelessness and it holds a very special place in the hearts of many generations of holidaymakers.

Sandpiper Artwork by Catherina Turk

Sandpiper Artwork by Catherina Turk. Available on www.etsy.com/shop/dearcatherina

Experience the very best of Wexford in the warm, inviting ambience of our traditional Irish pub.


Awards & Achievements

Best Food Pub South East Region 2019 – Irish Pub Awards 

Best Gastro Pub Wexford 2019 - The Irish Restaurants Association of Ireland 

101 Great Irish Restaurants 2019 - Sunday Business Post 

Great Irish Bars 2019 - Sunday Business Post 

Top 100 places to Eat in Ireland 2019 - The Irish Times 

10 Great Irish Pubs with Excellent Food 2019 - The Irish Times 

50 Best Seaside Treasures 2019 - Irish Independent Weekend Magazine 

Top 10 Restaurants of 2018 - Sunday Business Post 

Best in Ireland Food Travel Feature October 2019 - National Geographic Traveller

Accreditations & Affiliations:

Accreditation All-Ireland Business All-Star Accreditation Business Excellence

Accreditation with Good Food Ireland 2018 and 2019

Accreditation with McKenna’s Guide 2019 and 2020

Accreditation with Georgina Campbell's Ireland Guide 2018 and 2019

Accreditation with Wexford Food Family - supporting local and artisan producers


Wine List

RED Wine

€10 of listed wine prices for take-away and delivery

Red WineBottleGlass
Fortant, 2016, Cabernet Sauvignon, France€26,00€7,00
Puna Snipe, 2016, Merlot, Chile€22,00€6,00
Punto Finale, 2016, Malbec, Argentina€26,00€7,00
MASI, 2016, Volpollicella, Italy€22.00€6.00
Swallow's Tale, 2016, Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz€28,00
Les Pippilettes, 2017, Syrah / Granache, France€26,00
Deakin Estate, 2016, Shiraz, Austrialia€26,00
Zenato, 2017, Bardolino, Italian€30.00
The Strand Cahore
wine list

white Wine

€10 of listed wine prices for take-away and delivery

White WineBottleGlass
Fortant, 2017, Chardonnay, France€26,00€7,00
Venezie, 2017, Pinot Grigio, Italy€24,00€6,50
Croix Des Vents, 2017, Sauvingon Blanc, France€26,00€7.00
San Giorgio, 2017, Pinot Grigio Rose, Italy€26.00€7.00
Les Florensac, Picpoul De Pinet, 2017, France€31,00
Janare, 2017, Falanghina Del Sannio, Italy€28,00
Bago Amarelo, 2015, Albarino, Spain€26,00
M.A.N, 2017, Chenin Blanc, South Africa€26,00


Irish Coffee with Fresh Cream€7.00
Bailey’s Coffee with Fresh Cream€7.00
Hot Whiskey with Lemon & Cloves€4.90
Hot Port with Lemon & Cloves€5.00
Glass of Prosecco€8.00
Still or Sparkling Mineral Water Small - €3.00 Large - €4.50

Non - Alcoholic Beers

Non - Alcoholic BeersBottle
Cronins Alcohol-Free Cider Made in Kerry, Bottled in Enniscorthy!€4.50
Erdinger Non-Alcoholic€5.00
Heineken 0.0€4.50

Please inform your server of any allergies or dietary requirements | All Strand Cahore beef is 100% Irish
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Good Food Ireland

It is our pleasure to become part of the Good Food Ireland Network since August 2018. The Strand Cahore has been approved and accepted into the Good Food Ireland and we are very humbled and grateful to our dedicated and hard-working team whom without, this achievement would not have been possible. Every business featured in Good Food Ireland is visited personally by independent inspectors and reviewed, prior to being given the seal of approval. Establishments must meet the highest standards and have a passionate commitment for using Ireland's indigenous ingredients supporting Irish farmers, food producers and fishermen. Each year 100's of applications are received but only a small percentage are invited to join.

Good Food Ireland’s carefully curated collection brings together like-minded people all over the island of Ireland, who share a passionate belief in using local food and drink, and who want to be part of the collective movement to grow Ireland as a world-class food destination. Seeking out only the best authentic food experiences, from great local cheese makers to amazing dairy producers. From the best foodie haunts, to the best food markets and shops. You will be immersed in the farm to fork lifestyle that defines and inspires us every day with unparalleled connected journeys through our the Good Food Ireland approved membership network.

Food and Special & Dietary Requirements

Our passion for food is translated in our menu, focusing on freshness, flavours and colours. We are a young, family run business and our ethos is simple, traditional, honest food. We prepare a small menu focusing on country wide artisanal farms and producers where possible. We lovingly prepare our own breads, sauces, dips, patés and desserts daily in a traditional homemade fashion and and cook all of our dishes to order to achieve the highest quality & freshness. This however does take time to prepare so please do relax and unwind in the company of family & friends at The Strand Cahore and we hope you enjoy your visit!

The food allergens used in the preparation of our food is available in conjunction with each menu item and is numbered according to the allergen. Please see below directory to guide you and if you have any further questions regarding our allergens, please do let us know.

We cater for gluten intolerances, vegetarians & vegans – please let us know if you have a specific request and we will endeavour to cater where possible.

Our children’s menu is available to children up to 12 years of age. Half portions of our main menu are available (where possible) for children up to 12 years of age. This also applies to our children’s menu, if you would like an adult portion of an item on our children’s menu, please ask!

Reservations & Group Bookings

We serve food in our Dining Room which is adjacent to the Bar and cannot accommodate requests for specific seating during busy periods. From time to time, during quieter periods, we do serve food in our bar.

It is advisable to make a reservation prior to your arrival to avoid disappointment. Our reservations number is 053 94 27486

We understand that people may run late for their booked time however, we would ask that you phone ahead to avoid your reservation being surrendered to another guest and/or to avoid disappointment of being asked to vacate your table early.

If you have a group booking for 6 or more people, you will be asked for credit card details to secure this booking. Cancellations of group bookings less than 24 hours prior to the booking will incur a cancellation fee of €25.

*Cancellations for weddings/events are as per contract

Individual payment from groups during busy times is time consuming and often frustrating for other waiting customers and we would ask that you arrange individual payments as a group and hope that this does not cause too much inconvenience.

You are welcome to bring your own cake for parties booked at The Strand Cahore with prior arrangement so that we can provide adequate delph and cutlery for your celebration OR we can take the hassle out of it and bake one for you – just give us 48 hours’ notice!

Parking & Accessibility

The car park, green areas and toilets are reserved for customer use only at The Strand Cahore. We provide a wheelchair accessible parking space to the front of the building and request that this is reserved for people with mobility difficulties. The building is accessible by wheelchair to the side and any questions you may have please do let us know or visit our ‘Accessibility’ section on our website.

As we provide a shop along with food and beverage at The Strand Cahore, food purchased off the premises is not permitted along with picnics.

If you need a taxi – we are happy to call one for you!

Well behaved dogs are permitted in The Strand Cahore – seated quietly on the floor and not on the seats or chairs. If your dog is causing distress to other customers, we will respectively ask you to remove him outdoors

Due to health and safety, shoes must be worn at all times – at no stage are customers permitted to go barefoot.

Our children’s menu is limited to snack type food which includes a pasta (please see our menu section) Children must vacate the bar, car park and green areas by 9pm each evening – this is extended to 10pm outside in the summer (June – August) and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have any further questions, please do ask, happy to help!

About Cahore

Cahore is a small fishing village located 2km from Ballygarrett Village in North Wexford in the heart of the sunny South-East, but only an hour south of Dublin, Cahore has been a popular location for tourists, fishermen, and wild-life enthusiasts for generations. The Strand Cahore is reached at the end of a winding road and ends in a harbour which is the centre of village activities. Holiday homes ring the little bay and are dotted along a higher headland above the pub.

Cahore is a gorgeous little harbour, with lovely views north towards Tara Hill and Arklow. If walking to Cahore there are steps up the cliff at Newtown Beach with a simple path to walk to the top of the cliff at Cahore. The Pier in Cahore is a renowned place for families to fish for crabs.

The sea off Cahore has been the scene of many ship wrecks and the most famous being The Irrawaddy in 1856. The Irrawaddy a cargo ship was bound from Glasgow to Rangoon in Burma. It struck the Blackwater Bank. The Captain and 13 crew were saved but 4 sailors were lost at sea.

Cahore Pier

The sea has been an important part of life in Cahore for centuries, and the village itself is dominated by the pier, which was hugely-extended over a hundred years ago, initially for schooner ships to unload coal phosphates and salt. Although small boats have always fished here, the extension to the pier led larger boats to begin depositing their catch at Cahore in later years. Even today, larger whelk-fishing boats are still regular visitors.

The pier itself is a busy place, especially in the summertime. For generations, children have fished for crabs from the small bridge that joins the older section of the pier to the newer extension, while many small fishing boats are launched daily from the slipway. The churning effect of the tides provides superb fishing opportunities in the whole area, and a variety of species like herring, mackerel, tope, smooth hound, spur dog, ray, bass, flounder, whiting, and dogfish can all be found here at different times. Even night fishing directly from the pier itself can produce great results. Sea anglers also frequent the small beach to the immediate north (known locally as "the North Beach"), as do many families, who enjoy swimming and bathing in the shallow, sheltered area between the beach and pier.

The South Beach

The "South Beach", which is just 2 minutes’ walk from Cahore Holiday & Leisure Park, is a massive sandy beach that begins just behind Cahore Castle, and stretches for miles and miles to the south - more than 20 miles, in fact, all the way past Curracloe, near Wexford town.

Even at high tide, the beach itself is huge; at low tide, it's quite a walk just to reach the shoreline! It's one of the longest beaches in the whole country, and may be very familiar to movie-lovers: Much of the bloody D-Day landings featured in the movie Saving Private Ryan were filmed on the beach further south at Ballinesker. As well as being popular with summertime bathers, the South Beach also provides excellent fishing for sea anglers.

Cahore Special Area of Conservation

Adjacent to the South Beach is a very large system of sand dunes, some rising up to 60-feet high, all backed by extensive areas of wetland, lagoonal drainage areas, and polder grasslands. Several miles of these dunes, and the surrounding areas, have been listed as a Special Area of Conservation by the National Parks & Wildlife Service, which terms the area "Cahore Dunes & Polders".

The dunes support several very rare and protected plant species like Wild Asparagus, Moore's Horsetail, Sharp Rush, and Hound's-tongue. The extremely rare Soft Hornwort plant has been recently found in Cahore too. Except for one other location in south Wexford, this plant has not been recorded anywhere else in Ireland. Cahore is also the only known site in Co. Wexford where Umbellate Hawkweed can be found.

Cahore Dunes and Polders is also considered a site of major ornithological importance too, especially for wintering waterfowl. It's an important feeding site for a sub-flock of the Wexford Harbour Greenland White-fronted Goose population. Both Whooper and Bewick's Swans are found here too, as are nationally-significant populations of Wigeon, Golden Plover, Shoveler, and Lapwing. Other bird species of significance are Teal, Mallard, and Curlew.

Wheelchair and Accessibility

The building of the Strand Cahore was built in 1893 with extensions in the past decades such as the façade to the front. Both our bar and lounge are wheelchair accessible however the restrooms are not directly accessible from the bar. The restrooms are accessible from the lounge and are on the same level. The accessible door to the bar is located to the side of the building towards the pier. The accessible door to the lounge is located through the gates beside the accessible parking bay to the front of the building via the outdoor area. For you comfort and enjoyment we would be delighted if you could contact us should you require access via each of the above.
We are currently viewing the entire building to better our accessible offering to all customers and will keep you updated via our website. Please do contact us directly should you have any questions in relation to your upcoming visit to The Strand Cahore, we are always happy to help hello@thestrandcahore.ie.

There are 30 plus beaches in Co. Wexford, with Wexford County Council ‘Beach Wheelchair’ initiative being available in the 7 Blue Flag Beaches. Our nearest Blue Beach is Morriscastle. Please see link https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/environment/beaches/bea...

You can book online www.wexfordcoco.ie/beachwheelchair or call the Environmental Department on 053 91 96313 .

We look forward to welcoming you to Cahore and the surrounding areas.

Local Accommodation

Take a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life and escape to Cahore. Located in the heart of the sunny South-East, but only an hour south of Dublin, Cahore has been a popular location for tourists, fishermen, and wild-life enthusiasts for generations. It is the perfect family destination surrounded by beautiful holiday homes, hotels, cafes and markets. To help you leave your cares behind and take a break of a lifetime, we have put together below as list of some of our favourite accommodations in Cahore and surrounding areas:

      Air B&B 

      Edel Kavanagh 086 2633191 

      Ruth Meehan 086 8564243

      Bed & Breakfast 

      Sea Crest View – Anne 087 6152595

      Seabreeze Martha Naughter 087 1308865 

      St. Teresa’s B&B – Pat 053 94 21793 

      Clonganny House - Bronagh 053 94 82111

      Seaside Pods 

      Niamh & Hugh Dary 087 7737637 info@morriscastlestrand.com

      Hotels – Gorey Town 

      Marlfield House Hotel 053 94 21124 

      Ashdown Park Hotel 053 94 80500 

      Amber Springs Hotel 053 94 84000

      (This is a list of local Accommodation provided by The Strand Cahore, it does not reflect any preferences or views we have of local listings and is a means of suggestion)


      " Fantastic spot. We always have a great time at the strand bar."

      Anthony Walsh

      " Tolles Pub mit super Aussicht. Ein echtes einheimisches Pub mit einem sehr freundlichen Wirt.
      And the Bartender likes German Cherrywater:)"

      Mary Land

      " Such a brilliant night! Thank you so much for everything!"

      Lisa Cahill

      For more information on this iconic property, get in contact with The Strand Cahore today.

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      The Strand Cahore

      Cahore Pier, Ballygarrett, Gorey,
      Co. Wexford




      Reservations & Group Bookings

      It is advisable to make a reservation prior to your arrival to avoid disappointment. Our reservations number is 0539427486. Bookings of 6 or more people will be required to give credit card details to secure the booking.