Sean Kelly Cycle Route - The Coastal Route

Cycling On Road
County Waterford
1 review
Grade Challenging
Length 75 km
Am 5 hours
Format Linear
Ascent 839 m
Waymarking White signs with blue text
Start Point
Entrance to Walton Causeway Park on R911
Finish Point
Passage East
Nearest Town to Start Dungarvan
Grid Ref. X 263 933 / S 702 102
Lat. and Long. 52.088954, -7.620194 / 52.238985, -6.972128

This route offers cyclists amazing coastal vistas as it takes the old railway line, passes through the village of Stradbally (gateway to the Copper Coast UNESCO Geo Park and winner of Tidy Towns and Entente Florale competitions), Bunmahon (19th century centre for copper mining), Kilmurrin Cove, Dunabrattin Head and the village of Annestown, Newtown Cove near The Metal Man, the family seaside resort of Tramore with its dunes and Back Strand, the beautiful fishing village of Dunmore East and finally the charming ferry village of Passage East, all offering splendid sea views. 

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Smarter Travel Dungarvan, Co Waterford


In Dungarvan: All services
In Passage East: Shop, pub, restaurant 

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 76 and 82
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

In Dungarvan: Bus Eireann bus


FDC from Dublin

A nice route, best bits are the collection of small towns and coves between Tramore and Dungarvan (Copper Coast). There are also very few shops in this section though, one in Stradbally and there is a water tap at the toilets down by the beach here. Plenty of food options in Dunmore, Tramore and Dungarvin. Very little traffic for the most part, apart from one or two sections.

Quite a few very small hills but nothing too tough. The route is well signposted but some of the signs may have been interfered with, however, its hard to go far wrong.Can be combined with the Waterford - Dungarvan Greenway to make a larger loop out of Waterford (145k approx for me with various diversions). Alternatively you can get the ferry across to Wexford at Passage East and continue on down to Hook head.

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