Dunmore East, Ireland
During World War I, the southeastern coast of Ireland faced heavy attacks by U-boats, sending numerous ships to the bottom of the sea. Today these wrecks and the waters that surround Dunmore East teem with fish. Thatched cottages and some of the country's best seafood restaurants can be found in the quaint fishing village known for its sandy, sheltered coves and gorgeous seaside cliffs.
If You Go: Eat a hearty breakfast at The Bay Cafe overlooking the harbor before heading out on a fishing or scuba charter. Swim and snorkel under red sandstone cliffs at the sandy Councillors Strand or at Lawlors Strand in the village. You can also join Dunmore Walks for a guided hike along cliff-top, historical, or wildlife routes. Strand Inn and Azzurro at the Ship serve the catch of the day.
Getting There: Dunmore East is approximately 112 miles south of Dublin. It's just over a two-hour drive from Dublin Airport and 25 minutes from Waterford City.