Dundalk Bay is a large exposed estuary on the east coast of Ireland. The inner bay is shallow, sandy and intertidal, though it slopes into a deeper area 2 km from the transitional water boundary. It is predominantly influenced by the sea, though several rivers drain into the bay from the west. As many as 20,000 birds regularly feed here and the site is of national and international importance for bird populations, and has been designated as a Ramsar site. Seabank is a nice point on Dundalk Bay to look out for waders and other seabirds. Among the birds you can see here are: Eurasian Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Red Knot, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, European Stonechat and Northern Wheatear.
You can drive from Castlebellingham or from the Old Dublin road.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Mud flats
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonWinter, All year round
Best time to visitWinter
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
Nice spot to check out common waders and hopefully come across rarer birds. Area with lots of winter visitors.