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A dublin institution

One of dublin's great institutions is a visit to Dublin's Forty Foot located in Sandycove. So cold... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Great swimming

A short train ride from Dublin City Centre you’ll find the Forty Foot swimming area, in Sandycove... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A short train ride from Dublin City Centre you’ll find the Forty Foot swimming area, in Sandycove, which is in use throughout the year albeit for hardy swimmers in the winter months. There are plenty of coffee shops nearby if you fancy a cuppa after...More

Thank porterIreland
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to go and clear your head and swim in the sea. I would highly recommend it to everyone to try it. Just don't forget the flask of something hot for afterwards.

Thank malone2010
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

One of dublin's great institutions is a visit to Dublin's Forty Foot located in Sandycove. So cold but very refreshing and free of charge.

Thank roryjdoyle
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This is old school traditional swimming at it's best. It's hard core and not for the faint hearted, not because of the year round cold water it is the Irish sea after all but it's the fact that there are no changing rooms and stripping...More

5  Thank P7525JEkenb
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Jumping into the Forty Foot is a quintessential Dublin experience that should be high up on the bucket list of locals and visitors alike. This traditionally nudist, all-male bathing spot has permitted women since the 1970s, and nowadays swimmers are generally clothed (the Irish Sea...More

4  Thank Etsip
Reviewed 12 November 2017

we stumbled along this swimming hole on our way to the James Joyce Museum and were amazed. We were there late September and were surprised to see alot of locals putting on their swim suits and going for a dip. This swimming bath was only...More

1  Thank n0vasc0tia01
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

As a regular swimmer in my hometown, my brother in law promised me a special trip on our visit to Dublin. The forty foot was gorgeous and the views amazing. The local kids were jumping in from the high rocks surrounding the cove and there...More

Thank 90chick
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a popular place to taste the delights of swimming. At low tide, no time to dither, as there can be an eager crowd coming behind. If you swim to the beacon you can nod to seals basking. Or simple potter or paddle close...More

Thank M L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Had a swim at 40 ft on Monday past. Beatufil place, ideal for swim. Very friendly people and nice atmosphere. Will be back.

Thank martinstrain
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Nice views, good value drinks and food. Friendly staff' I would go back in the drop of a hat. Nothing else to say

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28 June 2018|
Response from P7525JEkenb | Reviewed this property |
A pleasure to answer this as I was brought up in part in Carlingford, parking is available on street level, the forty foot is that close to the street,depending on time you may have to pay. The forty foot is right beside... More
7 June 2018|
Response from P7525JEkenb | Reviewed this property |
46a and 7 from O Connell street or best option is the Dart from Tara Street a small walk from Dart Station or Bus Stop.
17 October 2017|
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Response from M L | Reviewed this property |
Take the southbound dart from Pearse Street dart station and get off at Sandycove station. Exit station and turn right. Go through Glasthule village to next crossroads. Follow sign for Joyce tower and this brings you to the... More