The Cross Loop is a beautiful coastal trail starting at the old Cross Abbey ruins, along the beach front – perfect for couples enjoying a romantic getaway. The islands of Inis Gé and Inis Gluaire are visible from the shoreline and the beach extends for approximately 2.5km. This walk is best done at low tide so as to make use of the extensive strand. A black post marked with the trail arrows on your left points you through a marked pathway along the sand dunes and linking to Cross Lake, which is known for its swans and variety of wildlife. To complete the 5.7km walk, you stay on the west side of the lake and make your way back to Cross Abbey. For the longer 7.6km route, you walk in a loop around the lake.