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“The under rated heart of Dublin”
Review of Dublin Bay

Reviewed 14 September 2016

Dublin Bay is the reason for Dublin. It also makes Dublin unique among cities... It is a beautiful natural setting within walking distance of the city centre. Dublin Bay stretches from the Hill of Howth in the North, around to DunLaoighre in the South, with the Dublin Mountains in the background. Here are two great ways to see it. 1. Take the Dart suburban rail lilne which runs along the coast. Go to Howth or DunLaoighre, or both. 2. Go to the South Wall and walk on the water. The South Wall is the harbour wall on the South side of the river. It stretches out into the bay for one kilometre. You will feel like you are walking on water. The Bay is wrapping around you at this point. Well worth a visit, but not easy to get to, as it is undeveloped as a destination. To get there you could use a taxi, or a citybike. It is at the base of the powerstation, whose red and white chimneys are a landmark on the bay. It is a quiet spot. Best for ladies to go with a friend for that reason.

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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This is the spectacular gateway to Dublin and is ringed by a wonderful cycle path and many walking paths for enjoying the views and locales. The urban railway DART circles the bay from Dun Laoghaire to Howth and is a wonderful way to experience the expanse of the Bay. There are also great swimming opportunities at Seapoint or 40 foot for those wanting an authentic Dublin experience.

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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!

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