A Curlew rests at high tide in Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland

Dungarvan Causeway

The Dungarvan Causeway straddles one of two large tidal estuaries in Dungarvan, County Waterford. This is a second tidal Estuary in Dungarvan, making it an important feeding area for a wide variety of birds along the southern coast of Ireland. At full tide, there are very few birds to be seen but soon after the tide starts to go out, large numbers of waders return to feed in the estuary.

There is a small layby on the Eastern side of the estuary where you can park your car. This area is a popular area for birds to roost and feed. From the carpark you can walk with the shoreline on your right and cross the estuary using the Waterford Greenway. Watch out for the opening in the wall where you can access the “White Strand” beach. There is also a small wooded area here.

You can also walk from your car with the shoreline on your left and cross the road to look northwards. The trees to your right sometimes hold Little Egrets roosting.

Sat Nav co-ordinates for the parking layby are: 52.099917, -7.584050

While you are there, you can also visit the second estuary closer to the town centre….Birding Dungarvan