Copper Coast Geopark Waterford

The Copper Coast is a stretch of the southern coast of Ireland in County Waterford. It is named for the historic metal-mining industry, the legacies of which now constitute a tourist attraction.
The Copper Coast Geopark is an outdoor museum of geological records. Volcanoes, oceans, deserts and ice sheets all combined to create the rocks which provide the physical foundation of the natural and cultural landscapes of the area. Follow the self-guided "Copper Coast" trail and walking cards available from the The Copper Coast Geopark Centre in Bunmahon. Guided tours for schools and other groups interested in learning about the geology of the area are also available.
 
Take a walk in the woods, on the shore or on country lands dipping into the geology, archaeology, mining heritage, the rich flora and fauna of the area. See our walks page for details. Contact the The Copper Coast Geopark Centre for route maps with details of what to look out for whether you are on foot or bike.

For those with less time on their hands, you can always take the car but do not forget to stop, get the sand between your toes and wander around the pretty villages.

Less than an hours drive from Youghal. 

For more information visit http://www.coppercoastgeopark.com/