On The Boardwalk – in Youghal
Step out folks. Youghal, already an attractive tourist destination, has a brand new boardwalk. And it is already proving quite an attraction.
Called down to check it out at the weekend. It will be especially handy for those pushing buggies, for wheelchair users and also for those who find it hard to walk on the sand and handy for everyone who wishes to stretch the legs when the tide is in.
At present, it stretches from Claycastle beach (where the big car park is) to the area that was already paved by the Front Strand. Not really a big walk, unless you want to continue into the town.
The big boardwalk though is on the way. Plans are afoot to extend it to some 2000 metres and that stretch (to Redbarn) should be completed for the spring of 2013. It is part of the National Coastal Walking route and I can see it being a big attraction.