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“Beautiful drive along the coast”

Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Bunmahon
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover the magic of the UNESCO Copper Coast Geopark which stretches along Waterford's rugged coastline from Tramore to Dungarvan. Internationally recognised for its' unique geological heritage and the naturally stunning geological formations of the coastline with its undisturbed and raw beauty. Explore the hidden coves and soft, golden beaches which tell the story of the transformation from deep ocean floor to deserts over 460 million years ago. Begin your discovery at the Copper Coast Global Geopark Visitor Centre where our friendly staff are ready to welcome you. Our Geological and Mining Heritage Exhibition is suitable for all ages and abilities. There are a range of trails and activities suitable for families, sight seekers, culture enthusiasts and adventurers. Join us on a journey of discovery as you lose yourself in the sense of place of Waterford's Copper Coast Geopark. Groups are catered for by appointment, please book in advance. The Copper Coast Gift Shop has a range of exclusive Irish local crafts and souvenirs. And if you love food like we do our Cafe is the perfect setting to treat yourself to sumptuous and decadent cakes or wholesome lunches using fresh local ingredients. Or simply while away the hours over a glass of wine and a good book.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We didn't go to the actual visitors centre more than outside but drove by the coast. The beaches and views are absolutely stunning. Once in a lifetime experience.

Thank Höpö L
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This coastline is truly stunning,there is many small coves,beaches and high cliffs for great walks,the scenery all around is amazing,there is also an old disused copper mine that you can walk around,the area between Bahmahon and Annestown is beautiful.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

the visitor centre is lovely with very friendly staff. The copper coast is stunning with too many scenic spots along the way. This is a great day out. Stradbally Cove, Kilmurren cove, Annestown beach and Fenor are very scenic and this is an absolute must for all that enjoy coastal days out!

Thank Debra S
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Located in a church we dropped into the Geo centre for some tourist maps (which were the most informative of the area we have seen so far) and some snacks, to have with our coffee (flask). Excellent priced cafe, the scones and chocolate brownies were awesome, we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful, giving us info on the must see sights/sites within the area.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We dropped in here for coffee & the visitor centre is based in an old church, so this makes it all the more interesting as it's a great use for a lovely old building. The information is on screen & is accompanied by info from many other Geoparks worldwide, so made for very interesting reading. There was a really nice friendly young man serving lunch/coffee etc & we had a very nice lunch & the most fantastic carrot cake we have had in years! The copper coast consists of many miles of beautiful coastline & it's well worth taking the drive, with a stop on the way for coffee etc!!

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