(18) Ferry Point, X115780.

This is a sand/shingle bar stretching half way across the River Blackwater with views across to Youghal in Co. Cork. Common Broomrape, Lesser Hawkbit, Pyramidal Orchid, Yellow-rattle and Yellow Oat-grass can be found in the grassy areas. Sea-kale can be seen some years but does seem to be sporadic in its appearance. Frosted Orache can be found on the shingle and most years a Tomato plant or two can be found growing on the beach. Rock Samphire is common on the wall running along the roadside as is Sea Mouse-ear and Rue-leaved Saxifrage. A number of small patches of Eelgrass can be found at low tide spread over the damp sand at X12077869.