The sand dunes in Tramore are some of the highest in Ireland, backed by a salt marsh and is home to some rare seaside plants and interesting wildlife. The dunes have been developing for over 50, 000 years and are constantly changing shape due to erosion which is slowed down by the marram grass covering the dunes. The walk will take you along the beach and around the back of the dunes to the “Back Strand”. The Back Strand is a bird sanctuary and at low tide you will see many wading birds feeding on the sand banks. If you think that this might be a great area to swim, forget about it as the currents here are extremely unpredictable. It’s a refreshing and enjoyable walk.