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“Sea Lions!!!”
Review of Dublin Bay

Reviewed 30 October 2015

Loved the views, and was amazed by watching some sea lions in the harbour!

It's worth having a trip from central Dublin for a few hours!

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Reviewed 22 June 2015

The Fishing Village of Howth overlooked by its East &West Mountain. Its a beautiful place on Dublins East Coast. A coastal path from Sutton will take the walker around its Red Rock on a winding path to the summit. It is a long but beautiful walk with panoramic views over Dublin Bay. The Bailey Lighthouse marks the summit and you can stop there at the Summit Pub for wonderful food and drink. Looking North West from the Summit Pub on a clear day you will see the Mountains of Mourne. Afterwards there is a path down through the center of the island to the harbour. The DART Trains go directly into the harbour. Bus number 31 from city centre in Dublin takes you to Howth Summit. The views from Howth are tremendous especially from Deerpark at Howth Castle which is open to the public. Have an Ice Cream in the Harbour while you watch Trawlers unload daily catch surrounded by a family of Seals.

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Reviewed 21 December 2014

I think the nicest parts of Dublin are along the sea! From Dun Laoghaire, Greystones and Sandymount on the southside to Clontarf, Malahide and Howth on the northside there are lots of lovely sea walks and views. I love walking along the sea in all of these places or even driving. On a sunny day its even better!

3  Thank champkis
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Reviewed 21 October 2014

Dublin Bay is massive. I have walked around it but it is a long walk. You can start where ever. I like to start in Clontarf and walk in the direction of Dublin city centre. As you walk along Clontarf you can see the entrance to Dublin bay with the ships coming in. There are cargo vessels and passenger ships. On a nice day you can see the sun glitter off the sea. You can walk out to the end of the bull wall and look out on Dublin bay. You can walk around what was once the port area, it still is but there are less ships than there used to be.

As a child or young man boats went out with live animals and the animals were walked to the boats along the cobbled roads. Guniness boats were tied up and there was loading of massive containers of Gunniness.

That is long gone and now very few vessels can be seen close to the city. On the Ringsend side there are the famous twin towers which are no longer used, I believe they once were part of the Electricity Supply Board.

It is nice to see the bay from the north and south side, both have their charm but I like the north side as that is where I grew up so I am a bit biased. Enjoy it is really a beautiful day.

3  Thank rahenyman
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

Best way of seeing this natural bay is by taking. The dart from Howth to Greystones..as you will see the bay from all sides and regardless of the weather enjoy immensely, if you are stuck for time at least take the dart from city centre to Bray and that will take you over some of the very scenic parts of the bay, where you can see beaches from great heights...and if raining remain dry!! One of the nicest places to walk around this bay is around Dun Laoghaire, there are many promenade walks with lots of great cafés and restaurants to chose from. With a bit of history to. If you have small children there is a very sandy beach at Sandycove, close to Dun Laoghaire, which s. Great spot for them to play and very safe for swimming.

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