Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre

Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre

Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre
4.5
Visitor Centres • Coffee Shops
Read more
Write a review
About
Discover the magic of the UNESCO Copper Coast Geopark which stretches along Waterford's rugged coastline from Tramore to Dungarvan. Internationally recognised for its' unique geological heritage and the naturally stunning geological formations of the coastline with its undisturbed and raw beauty. Explore the hidden coves and soft, golden beaches which tell the story of the transformation from deep ocean floor to deserts over 460 million years ago. Begin your discovery at the Copper Coast Global Geopark Visitor Centre where our friendly staff are ready to welcome you. Our Geological and Mining Heritage Exhibition is suitable for all ages and abilities. There are a range of trails and activities suitable for families, sight seekers, culture enthusiasts and adventurers. Join us on a journey of discovery as you lose yourself in the sense of place of Waterford's Copper Coast Geopark. Groups are catered for by appointment, please book in advance. The Copper Coast Gift Shop has a range of exclusive Irish local crafts and souvenirs. And if you love food like we do our Cafe is the perfect setting to treat yourself to sumptuous and decadent cakes or wholesome lunches using fresh local ingredients. Or simply while away the hours over a glass of wine and a good book.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Best nearby
We rank these restaurants and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location.
Restaurants
2 within 5 kms
See what other travellers are saying
  • C_and_H_11
    Dublin, Ireland787 contributions
    Lovely Area
    We had been here previously to visit the museum but pleasantly surprised to find a lovely little cafe within, so we headed back there again when in the area. We were not disappointed, as the food was as good as ever & the gorgeous bakes are freshly made on site by the lady who runs the cafe. It's housed within an old church but very well renovated & adapted to purpose. There's lots of interesting information regarding the mines & the area in general there to check out. The Copper Coast drive has great panoramic views all along the coastline, so definitely worth a visit when in the area.
    Visited September 2021
    Written 30 October 2021
  • RosineB
    Dublin, Ireland195 contributions
    Interesting stop with a nice cafe
    We visited the Visitor Centre during the week. The lady running the centre was very welcoming and full of information. We walked around the centre for about 20 minutes then had coffee and cakes and sat in the sun outside at one of the tables. It was a lovely stop for an hour or so.
    Visited June 2021
    Written 19 June 2021
  • John M
    Lyon, France1,954 contributions
    A stop to eat while travelling along scenic southern coast of County Waterford
    We dropped into the Copper Coast Geopark visitor centre for a break and something to eat while travelling along the scenic southern coast of Ireland in County Waterford. The centre is located in a former church. which is well restored and equipped with a cosy café, an exhibition on the local Copper mine, complete with equipment memorabilia, archaeological archaeological ordnance survey maps and photos on the wall. This was a significant mining area during the 19th century, which has left an appreciable cultural heritage. We had homemade vegetable soup and freshly prepared sandwiches on the benches outside, followed by coffee with apple pie - all quite tasty. We enjoyed the spectacular scenery and autumn foliage as we drove along by the Copper Coast Geopark, extending from Stradbally in the west to Kilfarrasy in the east, a trip of about 10 miles. A quietly memorable experience.
    Visited September 2019
    Written 11 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
87 reviews
Excellent
51
Very good
26
Average
8
Poor
0
Terrible
2

faireview2011
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Gorgeous homemade sandwiches/panini, cakes and coffee. Dog friendly inside and outside. We prefer sitting outside as the setting is so beautiful and tranquil in the grounds of an old converted Anglican Church. The seating inside is a little too functional/canteen like for us. They serve alcohol if you fancied a glass of wine with your meal but we always opt for the San Pelligrino soft drinks or coffee. Really tasty food and great service, always friendly and accommodating.
Written 26 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Navigate797452
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Very informative centre with superb cafe and amazingly friendly and helpful staff. Only wish we lived nearer and could visit regularly!
Written 8 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jack Wilmith
Dublin, Ireland109 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Beautifully restored old church, love the interiors. And the staff is super, super friendly too. The exhibition is small but worth a go if you are in the area.
Written 18 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

valschull
Baltimore, Ireland26 contributions
Sep 2022
The site is extensive - if you're walking then allow more than one day. I walked extensively, beaches and coast roads. There are hopper buses which helped a lot.
When I tried to visit the museum/cafe wasn't open.
I've tried today to find out the opening times for this summer, but there is no indication since 2022.
Written 17 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dianne B
Chilliwack, Canada100 contributions
May 2022
We did not actually visit the center as it was closed the day we were there. Having said that the Copper Coast drive was well worth the trip. As well there were many places to stop along the way that gave information on the history of old. The scenic views were stunning for all of us to enjoy.
Written 9 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

C_and_H_11
Dublin, Ireland787 contributions
Sep 2021
We had been here previously to visit the museum but pleasantly surprised to find a lovely little cafe within, so we headed back there again when in the area. We were not disappointed, as the food was as good as ever & the gorgeous bakes are freshly made on site by the lady who runs the cafe. It's housed within an old church but very well renovated & adapted to purpose. There's lots of interesting information regarding the mines & the area in general there to check out. The Copper Coast drive has great panoramic views all along the coastline, so definitely worth a visit when in the area.
Written 30 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SpottedEagleRay
Ireland16 contributions
Sep 2021 • Business
We got a brilliant geology and history tour of the geopark from Robbie and Bruce. They are extremely knowledgeable and engaging guides and our group thoroughly enjoyed our tour of to the geopark garden, Tankardstown mine, Trá na mBó and the geopark visitors centre. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the Copper Coast.
Written 8 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RosineB
Dublin, Ireland195 contributions
Jun 2021
We visited the Visitor Centre during the week. The lady running the centre was very welcoming and full of information. We walked around the centre for about 20 minutes then had coffee and cakes and sat in the sun outside at one of the tables. It was a lovely stop for an hour or so.
Written 19 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Aug 2020
I am a mining engineer, so I have to visit all these sites, as they always fascinate me. This Geopark is the smallest in the world, but still worth to visit, if you are close by. The history is interesting and the landscape outstanding.
Written 6 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

John M
Lyon, France1,954 contributions
Sep 2019
We dropped into the Copper Coast Geopark visitor centre for a break and something to eat while travelling along the scenic southern coast of Ireland in County Waterford. The centre is located in a former church. which is well restored and equipped with a cosy café, an exhibition on the local Copper mine, complete with equipment memorabilia, archaeological archaeological ordnance survey maps and photos on the wall. This was a significant mining area during the 19th century, which has left an appreciable cultural heritage.

We had homemade vegetable soup and freshly prepared sandwiches on the benches outside, followed by coffee with apple pie - all quite tasty.

We enjoyed the spectacular scenery and autumn foliage as we drove along by the Copper Coast Geopark, extending from Stradbally in the west to Kilfarrasy in the east, a trip of about 10 miles. A quietly memorable experience.
Written 11 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 83
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

COPPER COAST GEOPARK VISITOR CENTRE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre

We recommend booking Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre tours on Tripadvisor


Restaurants near Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre: View all restaurants near Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre on Tripadvisor