The Copper Coast European Geopark
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The Copper Coast European Geopark extends along the County Waterford coastline for 25kms and is named after the 19th century copper mines that lie at the heart of this spectacular stretch of cliffs.
The Copper Coast European Geopark is located
on the South East coast of Ireland,
between Tramore and Dungarvan in County Waterford.
It extends between Fenor in the east to
Stradbally in the west and up to Dunhill in the north.
The Copper Coast Visitors Centre is located in Bunmahon and provides information on the area in the form of trail cards and a visual display. Please call ahead for opening times.
The Copper Coast gets its name from the
19th Century copper mines that lie at its heart.
It comprises some 25 kilometres of spectacular coastline consisting of scalloped beaches and coves
buttressed and enclosed by rocky headlands.
Oceans, volcanoes, deserts and ice sheets
all combined to create the rocks, which provide the
physical foundation of the natural and cultural
landscapes of the Copper Coast.