Towns of Waterford
Tramore —County Waterford
Meaning 'Big Strand', Tramore is one of the most aptly named towns in the region, with its famous 5 km golden, sandy beach surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, and one of the regions most popular resorts. Most of the traffic coming to Tramore comes from the Waterford City direction, but the most spectacular approach to this exciting resort is the route from Annestown and the coast road to the elevated western suburbs of the town. The panorama of Tramore Bay, broken by the peninsula, which carries the promenade and the strand, with the protecting arm of Brownstown Head beyond, is truly magnificent. The town itself is built on steep hills rising up from the beach.
Tramore has been popular with holidaymakers for 200 years. In 1785 this one-time fishing hamlet was transformed into a thriving resort by Bartholomew Rivers, a wealthy Waterford merchant. Tramore has continued to grow and is now one of the leading resorts in Ireland, still charming first time visitors who vow to return.