One day in Youghal – here’s the plan…
Arrive mid morning to get the most of your day. Ample carparking is available at the Nealons Quay car park which is adjacent to Youghal Visitor Centre. We suggest you pop in there for a quick visit – have a chat with the welcoming staff here who are very happy to up-date you on any special events or activities that are taking place that day. While at the Visitor Centre book your tour of Youghal Clock Gate Tower and you will be amazed and mesmerized by the building itself and by the fascinating stories, as told by “the best storytellers in the world“. While you wait for your tour, why not pay a visit to the adjacent Heritage Centre (entry is FREE) where you will get a general feel for the town, the origin, the history, the tales..the kids will love Tom Thomb’s glove.!
The hunger pangs are setting in so lunch is on the cards – choices choices….to-day how about stretching the legs and heading to The Red Store at the north end of Main Street and enjoying a well earned lunch from their varied menu- kiddies menu available. Dine by the window of the beautiful bar or in the comfortable outside courtyard area.
After lunch its time to bring out the kid in all of us – time to head to the beach. Take a 5 minute drive, or walk to Claycastle Beach to the East of the town. If you are using a kiddie buggie – don’t let the sand worry you – our Eco Boardwalk with its interspersed seating is the answer to your prayers. Bring the buckets and spades and the kids will build their Summer empire for hours on end, mid splashes in the tide. You can just sit back, relax and enjoy…….a day at Youghal Beach is bliss – sheer bliss!
Its the kiddies day out so a trip to Youghal is nothing without a visit to Perks Entertainment Centre. Perks is a 5 minute drive from the Beach and specialises in the art of making fun. It is the largest indoor entertainment centre in Ireland and caters for children all ages. Spend as long as you like here – the children won’t object! Before its time to leave Perks Entertainment Centre, wind down the excitement with a special treat at McPerkies Diner – a genune Yankie style diner and you will love it.
A day trip to Youghal is a very special family day…… its never long enough …..but so good!.