The historical fishing village of Arklow contains a number of interesting heritage sites, but beach lovers will be eager to head on to nearby Seabank Beach. Unique and peaceful, and nicknamed “The Virgin Beach” because it is so pristine, Seabank Beach contains one of the few remaining intact dune systems on Ireland’s east coast. You can reach Seabank Beach on foot from Arklow; yet when you arrive you’ll feel as though you’ve just landed in some distant, undiscovered paradise. Beyond Seabank Beach, there lies a group of small “secret” beaches and coves that many visitors are surprised and delighted to discover. Choose one and you may very well get the chance to enjoy the day on your own private beach. Some are accessible from the road, while to reach others you may need to take an invigorating hike over some surrounding headlands.