Strandhill beach is a fantastic beach with great waves for surfing. It is forbidden to swim here though due to the strong currents.
Strandhill is a vast beach break capable of holding huge waves in the right conditions. Surfing is usually best when the tide is on the push in from mid to high tide. At low tide only a big swell will provide a decent wave, whilst at high tide the waves tend to rebound off the promenade, reducing the power and form closer to shore. This rebound effect at high tide can also make for unusual currents or rips with large erratic barrelling waves that slam against the rocks.
The beach is ideal for a brisk walk followed by a drink or a meal in any of the available restaurants or pubs. Or if you feel more like a relaxing seaweed bath or an active surf lesson, it can all be done in Strandhill.
Strandhill is also known for it's annual Warriors run, which is a 15km race which takes the runners up Knocknarea and back down.