Waterford is an outdoor adventure playground with an abundance of activities for inhabitants and visitors alike. Living in Waterford means you can have an unrivalled work/life balance, being very close to natural amenities and only 20 minutes from your workplace.


Water Sports

Living the coastal life is easy in Waterford. Whether you’re a seasoned watersports enthusiast or a newcomer, Waterford’s easy accessible coastline has water based amenities for all levels, even for the kiddies. Waterford’s 49 pristine beaches allow for a myriad of sports, including surfing in Tramore, Dunmore East, Ardmore or along the Copper Coast.


Also popular locally are Stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, coasteering, and much more. Dunmore Adventure and Ardmore Adventures also cater for climbing, sailing, sea-kayaking and whitewater kayaking! If you fancy something more leisurely, try a sightseeing boat trip with Blackwater Eco Tours in the west of the County.

For more information, including watersports providers, please click here.


Waterford Greenway

Waterford Greenway is a spectacular 46km off-road cycling and walking trail, running from Waterford City Centre to the picturesque coastal town of Dungarvan.

Along your route, you will travel across 11 bridges, 3 stone viaducts, pass through an old 400m railway tunnel at Durrow, see the most stunning views of the Waterford coast, and experience changing landscapes at every turn.

The journey takes in a Viking settlement, Norman Castles, medieval ruins, an old famine workhouse and reminders of the trail’s railway heritage.

The Waterford Greenway has to be seen to be believed, and really adds to the work/life experience in Waterford.

For more information including details of Bike Here, please click here.


Mountain Life

Waterford is home to two mountain ranges, each offering exciting days out. On your day off, spend some time climbing to magnificent Coumshingaun Lake, the most famous landmark of the Comeragh Mountains area, or hike to the serene Mahon Falls, where the views are spectacular. The foothills of the Comeraghs are also home to the most beautiful woods in the area, including Crough Wood and Kilclooney Wood.

The Knockmealdown Mountains provide unrivalled views from Waterford into Tipperary, as does the nearby Vee drive, where stunning landscape and colour meet you in every direction.

These mountain areas are easily accessible by road, and are a great amenity for active leisure time, for the experienced climber or beginner rambler.

For detailed information on tracks & trails, please visit the Walk Waterford website.



Waterford has a great selection of golf courses with many in unique locations, like the island course at Waterford Castle or the spectacular Dunmore East links overlooking the ocean. Try for a hole in one overlooking the Waterford Estuary, Lismore Castle or enjoy the magnificent coastal views as you enjoy a round near Dungarvan Bay.

Most courses welcome visitors and members alike. For a list of golf courses, please click here.



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