There’s nothing quite like a stroll on a windy Irish beach to make you forget your woes. If you’re looking to get away from it all check out the results of the world’s largest travel website, which has named the top beaches in Ireland according to the public.

Inchydoney beach, in County Cork, near Clonakilty is definitely a spot to put on your list of “must visits” as it was named the top beach in Ireland for the their year in a row, according to the TripAdvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice Award. The beach is described as “glorious and unspoiled stretch of beach.”

While the Cork beach stole the top spot County Kerry filled in the number two and three spots with Derrynane and Inch Beach also making the cut. In fact Kerry has four beaches in the top ten. Amazingly the beauty counties of Sligo, Mayo and Waterford have none.

Here’s TripAdvisor’s top 10 Irish beaches:

Inchydoney, County Cork



Derrynane, County Kerry



Inch Beach, County Kerry



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Lahinch, County Clare



Rossbeigh, County Kerry



Banna, County Kerry



Maghera, County Donegal



Curracloe, County Wexford



Renvyle, County Galway



Portmarnock, County Dublin


Sadly no Irish beaches make their way on to the top ten list. Grace Bay, in the Turks and Caicos (southeast of Mayaguana in the Bahamas) was named as the best beach in the world, followed by Baia do Sancho beach, in Brazil, and Playa Paraiso beach, in Cuba. We’ll stick to County Cork though right!?

TripAdvisor’s results were compiled over 12 months, from reviews and ratings by international tourists. The TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards is now in its 14th year. Earlier this year they also named their top ten hotels in Ireland.

Read more: Top 10 hotels in Ireland for 2016 - which would you stay at? (PHOTOS)


Derrynane Beach, County Kerry.Tourism Ireland /Valerie O'Sullivan