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Top 6 Things to Do on an Irish Campervan Hire Holiday in Waterford

Waterford campervan hire

Waterford is one of the most diverse counties in Ireland. And campervan hire in Ireland is the perfect way to see Waterford with your home on wheels. It has beaches, cliffs, mountains, waterfalls, castles, and history. It’s an ideal place to explore with family, friends or as a couple. There’s a range of activities for all ages and lots of beauty to immerse yourself in.

With our wide range of 2-6 berth campervans available to suit every budget and group, pick your motorhome hire up from either our Dublin or Belfast depot and get your wonderful campervan hire Waterford adventure on the way.

Here’s a list of six things you can do on your campervan holiday in County Waterford:

Drive Along the Copper Coast

The Copper Coast, Ireland. Accessible by campervan hire Waterford
The Copper Coast captured by Evelina Krusinskaite (@evs_adventures)

The Copper Coast is a gem of the Southeast. It’s not as popular as the Wild Atlantic Way and many people often miss this on their visit to Waterford, but it’s one of the most beautiful drives in Ireland. It begins in Tramore and continues to Dungarvan for over 40km. You can drive along the sea in your campervan hire in Waterford for most of the way and discover endless picturesque beaches. There are also several viewpoints where you can enjoy the views of the sea and admire the rugged cliffs. Some of the best stops along the drive include Garrarus Beach, Kilfarrassy Beach, Dunhill Castle and Boatstrand.

Stroll Around the Charming Village of Dunmore East

Dunmore East is a tiny fishing village with some beautiful beaches where many families come on holiday. The atmosphere in the summer months is amazing as kids enjoy the Dunmore East Adventure Centre and many locals take their boats out to the water. There are lots of places to eat and enjoy a pint overlooking the bay. On a clear day, you can also see Hook Head in Co. Wicklow as you enjoy your dinner in the Strand Inn Seafood Restaurant.

Visit the Beach Town of Tramore

Tramore, Ireland. Visit by campervan hire Ireland
Tramore captured by Evelina Krusinskaite (@evs_adventures)

Tramore is a popular holiday destination for families, couples and friends and there are lots of caravan parks here. The town has many great cafes like the Vee Bistro, Mezze and Molly’s, where you can enjoy amazing food and coffee. There is a long stretch of beach that is easily accessible from many parts of the town. Many locals swim here both in summer and winter. From the beach, you can see Brownstown Head and sometimes, you’ll even see several kite surfers. The best view of Tramore Bay is from the Doneraile Walk which is just 1km long and located near Church Road.

Walk Along the Cliffs in Ardmore

The Ardmore Cliff Walk is 4 kilometres long and boasts beautiful views of the sea and the cliffs of the Copper Coast. There’s very limited parking on a narrow street, so it could be wise to park in Ardmore and walk up to the starting point. You’ll find many beautiful sites along the walk including St. Declan’s Well, the ‘Lookout’ and the ‘Castle’. You will also pass a shipwreck known as Sampson where you’ll find many seagulls resting. It has been here since 1988. It makes for some beautiful photos.

Discover Hidden Hiking Trails in the Nire Valley

Nire Valley Waterford
The Nire Valley was captured by Evelina Krusinskaite (@evs_adventures)

You might have heard of Coumshingaun Lough – the most popular hike in Waterford, but have you heard of the Nire Valley? It’s the hidden gem of Waterford. A beautiful valley with a variety of walks to beautiful lakes nestled in the mountains. There are four trails you can follow – the Coumduala Loop (7.9km), the Coumlara Loop (6.5km), the Gap Walk (6km) and the Sgilloges Walk (7.1km). The hikes range from moderate to strenuous, therefore you should check this information prior to setting out into the valley.

Explore Mahon Falls

The Road to Mahon Falls was captured by Evelina Krusinskaite (@evs_adventures)

Nested in the Comeraghs with a beautiful drive leading up to it, you will find Mahon Falls. A beautiful 80-metre-high waterfall falls over sandstone cliffs. A short walk from the parking area will bring you up close to the water, where you can climb alongside the falls and enjoy exceptional views of county Waterford. The grass and the rocks can be very slippery, so please take caution.

Why choose Bunk Campers?

We have depots across the UK and Ireland as well as a wide range of 2 – 6 berth motorhomes that come fully kitted to choose from, making us the perfect choice for you to hit the open road. Explore the wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland, or the magic of Waterford in your very own home on wheels.

To book, use the quote and book button on our website, email [email protected] or call our team on +44(0)2890813057 to speak to one of our customer services team.