The Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark and Visitor Centre is located on the South East coast of Ireland, between Tramore and Dungarvan in County Waterford. The area was declared a European Geopark in 2001 and in 2015 it became Ireland’s first UNESCO Global Geopark. The incredible geology of this area is a spectacular record of the earth’s past. Along this beautiful stretch of coastline, you can see scalloped beaches and rocky headlands and see rocks from undersea volcanos, arid deserts, and dramatic ice-ages. In the middle of the trail is a 19th-century copper mine and heritage center that explains the influence that the geology has had on humans. Ireland now has 2 other UNESCO Geo-Parks: The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark in County Clare and The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark in County Fermanagh.