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10th Aug 2022

Explore the Copper Coast with this stand-up paddleboarding tour in Waterford

Fiona Frawley

stand up paddle boarders out on the water by a cave and grassy coastline

With the Irish heatwave set to last until at least this Sunday, this is definitely an activity to add to the list for the weekend.

When planning a staycation, many Irish people tend to overlook Waterford, opting for a jaunt along the rugged Wild Atlantic Way instead.

Don’t get me wrong – the WAW is amazing BUT, if you’re looking for sandy beaches, hidden coves and sea caves to explore, it’d be a mistake not to add the Copper Coast to your list.

Tucked away on just one of the many beautiful beaches the county has to offer you’ll find Jungle SUP, a group offering stand-up paddleboarding tours of the amazing Waterford coastline.

You’ll find this hidden gem of a beach about a 5 minute drive from the picturesque village of Stradbally. Park up, lash on a healthy dollop of suncream and the JA team will take care of the rest.

The Jungle Athletics tour guides are trained lifeguards, passionate about paddle-boarding and extremely knowledgable about this area of the coast – from hidden beaches to the different types of sea life you may encounter on your board-based adventures.  Whether you’re a seasoned paddling pro or a first timer, their team are patient, explain everything perfectly and will have you standing in no time.

Waterford or Portugal? Who can say.

If you’re looking to make the most of this bonus bout of warm weather we’re enjoying, a trip to Ballydowane Beach is definitely in order. Head over to the Jungle SUP Instagram page to book in for a session.

Header image via Jungle Athletics 

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