John and Kate are married and live in Dublin. One day in August, as the summer season draws to a close, they leave their children with friends and in-laws and take off in the car on a spontaneous holiday to the south west Irish Coast. Kate is looking to rekindle the magic that will save their marriage. John hopes to find the spirit of his dead father, and something to believe in before he goes back teaching. When they arrive at their destination, night has fallen and the relationship is at breaking point. But they encounter other holidaymakers, other people on a journey to something that will put meaning, wonder and hope back in their lives. The beach of John’s childhood becomes a place where many paths cross, and where dreams are played out before it is time to go home.