Waterford's Copper Coast named among the top 100 'offbeat' places in the world

Waterford's Copper Coast has been named in a list of the top 100 offbeat places around the world.

Lonely Planet has released a new guidebook called Offbeat, which focuses on off-the-beaten-track and lesser known destinations that can be found around the world.

It's the only destination in Ireland that's part of the list - with writers describing the Copper Coast as an area that's 'sorely overlooked'.

The Copper Coast stretches from Kilfarassy in East Waterford all the way to Stradbally in the west of the county, encompassing 25 kilometres of rugged coastline.


Lonely Planet have depicted the famed coast as a 'sleepy and serene cluster of beaches and cliffs, and a go-to spot for scenic walks and drives.'

"It often draws blank looks even from the Irish. On all but the busiest of summer weekends you can expect to have its gorgeously secluded, wave-whipped coves, walking trails and coastal woodlands largely to your lucky self."

Other destinations included in the book are in California, Japan and the UK.