The 10 Best Things to Do in Tramore, Ireland

March 18, 2018 Darwin Bolte

Tramore (/trəˈmoʊr/; Irish: Trá Mhór, meaning "big strand/beach") is a seaside town in County Waterford on the southeast coast of Ireland. A small fishing village until the arrival of the railway in 1853, the town has continually expanded since. Initially the town flourished as a tourist destination and latterly it has developed as a seaside satellite town of Waterford City, which is 13 km to the north. Waterford Airport is located about 6 km northeast.
Restaurants in Tramore

1. Tramore Beach

Tramore, Ireland
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Tramore Beach

Reviewed By silverbrook - London, Canada

We really enjoyed our time at Tramore Beach, even though it was a blustery September day. There were amusements, a mini-putt, as well as water equipment rentals (all closed). There were also some shops, hotels and restaurants along the Promenade, but nothing that obstructed the beautiful views. Although it was a little too cool to enjoy the water ourselves, we watched quite a few surfers catching some waves. There seems to be a fair bit of parking along the Promenade and the area looked well-kept both along the walkway as well as on the beach.

2. Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

Pond Road, Tramore, Ireland +353 87 096 0013
Excellent
81%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 79 reviews

Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens reflect the life and extensive wanderings of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, who grew up in Ireland, and whose life journey embraced several parts of the world. The Gardens pay homage to the fame he attained in Japan through his incomparable Literary descriptions of the people, customs and culture of that country. The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens have a wonderful and unique story to tell. In their style and planting they contain elements of the gardening traditions of the countries and cultures traversed by Hearn during his varied life. The journey begins in a Victorian Garden to commemorate Hearn's happy childhood summers in Tramore. There is an American Garden, a Greek Garden and a traditional Japanese Tea Garden, in addition to a Stream Garden, ponds, waterfall and an extensive woodland area. The main elements of design, in particular the use of rocks and water and the plant selection, are influenced by the tradition of a Japanese Strolling Garden.

Reviewed By Bazerelli - Waterford, Ireland

What a fantastic job has been done here, transforming a public park that had seen better days into an authentic piece of Japan. The walk is not arduous, a number of steps and a slight incline or two, but it so interesting and beautiful that...MoreThank you for your lovely review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit and hopefully in the not to distant future we will have a traditional Japanese Tea Room and other features which we hope will add greatly to the experience of the Gardens.

3. Freedom Surf School & Adventure

The Beach House,, Tramore 0000, Ireland
Excellent
92%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 64 reviews

Freedom Surf School & Adventure

An Official Billabong Surf School with over 35 years of experience .Guaranteed fun and success.Enjoy our Beach Cottage facility and other activities,Surfing, Landyachting, Bodyboarding,Nordic Walking,Team Challanges,Ecology Hikes.Equipment Hire.Located in an authentic Irish Setting surrounded by cottages just a stones throw from the beach.Facilities include ,indoor lecture room,Male & Female changing rooms,Hot Showers, Kitchen Coffee Doc - indoor & outoor eating areas .Irish Language Surfing Experience for International visitors to Ireland .Irish Language Activity Programmes. Approved by The Irish Surfing Association & Failte Ireland.Sponsored by Billabong.Open All Year.

Reviewed By Derek K - Kildare, Ireland

Billy and the team here are really great, laid back and very helpful. We, Myself, Herself and the two little ones 7 and 8 were here last week for two days of family surf lessons. The building is set up well and they can accommodate...MoreThanks guys for your feedback - we are so glad you enjoyed your surf lesson and our facilities here at Freedom - see you soon

4. Tramore Amusement Park

The Sea Front | By The Beach, Tramore, Ireland
Excellent
38%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 180 reviews

Tramore Amusement Park

Amusement Park In Tramore

Reviewed By WalshWaterford - Waterford

Tramore park is an unusual park as its a miss match of rides which unlike a main theme park seem to run independent of each other. There is lots to do and you will happily spend 2-3 hrs here as well as spend the few euros. Why the park hasn't come out of the dark ages and like main theme parks have one access with one payment is wee bit beyond me,never the less very enjoyable.
Rides are fun but sad to say they are missing a big attraction a big roller coaster etc that would make the park stand out.
Either way make the best of what is available but if your kids are in there teen years the park may struggle to hold there attention.
Parking is governed by the local council so pay and display applies, toilets could be a lot better and the park itself could do with a revamp and a major overhaul to update it.

5. Tramore Golf Club

Newtown Hill Tramore, Tramore, Ireland +353 51 386 170
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 28 reviews

Tramore Golf Club

Reviewed By Eric O

As the secretary for the Three Shippes Golf Society in Waterford it was my task to organise the golf outings for the year, from the very start dealing with Geraldine until we finished our golf it was an excellent, professional and friendly experience. Geraldine welcomed us on the day and was there when we were finished too for our presentation of prizes. The course was in excellent condition, and everyone of the 30 golfers that played on the day had an enjoyable day, would highly recommend Tramore Golf Club to any golf society or group regardless of the size.

6. Oceanics Surf School

The Red Cottage, Tramore, Ireland
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 25 reviews

Oceanics Surf School

Ireland's longest established professional surf school, catering for individuals, groups, schools, adults, kids and families with; Surf Lessons, Surf Camps, Family Fun Sessions, Coastal Hikes- CoastHacking, Educational Tours, Marine Education Curriculum Programs. For more information check out our website.

Reviewed By shannonff - Shannon, Ireland

I booked this for my 2 nephews (14 &15) they had a great instructor who really gave them all him attention and encouragement. They had 2 hours and 1 1/2 hours in the water. The wave are small in Tramore but ideal for someone with little experience well worth the price.

7. Copper Coast Mini Farm

Tramore, Ireland +353 51 396 870
Excellent
58%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Copper Coast Mini Farm

Reviewed By WhereToTry - Waterford, Ireland

Took my niece & nephew here on a Friday afternoon - not too busy which was great.
They really loved all the animals especially the smaller/younger ones but we were expecting a little bit more variety. Appears to be an awful lot of goats and sheep but still plenty to keep the little ones occupied in fairness.
When you've followed the trail around to see all the animals,there's a small course to ride a go-kart around beside a very small area where you can pay €2 for your child to have a pony ride round the perimeter.
There's a building full of sand with plenty of sand diggers,tractors and buckets to keep the children occupied should the rain threaten.
The playground is also very good; swings, a slide, balancing boards, rocking horses and a play house.
All in all a well-laid out mini farm with nice added extras and any child will be entertained by it.
However, big drawback was the price: €25 for two children and two adults was far too much for what you get. Absolute max worth in my opinion and with ecperience of many other mini/pet farms is €20 for the 4.

8. Lake Tour Stables

Carrigavantry, Tramore, Ireland
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 18 reviews

Lake Tour Stables

Reviewed By Julie G

First time on a horse, was a bit scared but the instructors gave good feedback and after a few minutes I felt in control, managed to trot and everything, gorgeous scenery and lovely horses, would definitely return here!

9. Tramore Surf School

Unit 6, The Pavilion | The Beach, Tramore none, Ireland
Excellent
88%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Tramore Surf School

Tramore Surf School is based opposite the lifeguards hut on Tramore Promenade in the south east coast of Ireland and provides a safe, relaxed and affordable introduction to the exhilarating sport of Surfing. Located on the beach front and open all year round. We offer lessons and rentals as well as school programs. Established 2 years ago our surf school is the newest (but best!) in town. We alw

Reviewed By Edel84164 - Wemmel, Belgium

Ideally located with easy access to beach; friendly reception; good equipment; only need to bring swimsuit and towel as the rest is supplied; instruction was excellent although one of our party monopolised him a bit :-( So not his fault at all. He was very encouraging and positive.
Great fun was had by all 17 of us - we ranged in ages from 7 to 47! I would return and probably will with my kids for more practice as us older ones need it!!!!

10. Waterford & Tramore Racecourse

Graun Hill, Tramore, Ireland +353 51 381 425
Excellent
47%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Waterford & Tramore Racecourse

Tramore racecourse is where 'the turf meets the surf' and it is one of the most intimate stages for racing in Ireland. The 4-day mid-August festival (incorporating 3 evening meetings) has everything a summer racing festival should have: sun (usually), sea, sand, spectacular racing and anything else that takes your fancy on a hot summers day. It offers a great opportunity to take a racing holiday because of the great amenities on your doorstep in Tramore, one of the premier seaside resorts in Ireland.

Reviewed By DarrelVan - Coppell, Texas

if you are used to American horse racing, you are in for a treat!!! There is nothing like Irish horse racing for fun. The track itself is incredibly easy to get to (and an easy walk from the Beach Haven House B&B where we stayed), and if you like horse racing, I promise you that you'll enjoy this activity.

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