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The Forty Foot

Sandycove, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 605 7700
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No it's not forty foot deep

This is old school traditional swimming at it's best. It's hard core and not for the faint hearted... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Ken B
via mobile
Don't overthink it, just jump!

Jumping into the Forty Foot is a quintessential Dublin experience that should be high up on the... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Etsip
via mobile
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  • Excellent39%
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  • Average12%
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“irish sea” (7 reviews)
“dun laoghaire” (6 reviews)
“james joyce” (6 reviews)
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Sandycove, Dublin 4, Ireland
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+353 1 605 7700
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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 Ken B
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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

1  Thank Etsip
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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

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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
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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
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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.

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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

Thank indexcheck
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Visiting Ireland before heading the Dover, UK to swim the English Channel, we made a pilgrimage to the Forty Foot located in Dublin, Ireland. An iconic part of Irish cold water swimming history, the Forty Foot can be a destination adventure for any soul wanting...More

1  Thank Louise D
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

The Forty Foot is a beautiful site with lovely rocks and a clear blue stretch of sea. I didn't come prepared with my swimwear or I would have gone into the sea. Those who went in looked absolutely refereshed.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Ordered breaded brie with rocket . What a joke a sliver of rocket on the plate.. breadcrumb fried to nothing with a taste of brie. Then we had chicken burger and chips frozen tasteless chips bland chicken breast on a bun. Great view terrible food....More

Thank Martina G
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nnnaomiconlon
7 June 2018|
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Response from Ken B | 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.
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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
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