Stunning Beaches Just Around The Corner In Dublin

by Rose Smith Blogger

Though Dublin is not a beach destination, Dublin can still make you fall head over heels with this lovely city and the stunning beaches. We have made a list of the best beaches in and around Dublin that are easily accessible by car and public transport. All you need to do is upon arrival book car rental Dublin airport service and get ready to drive along the coastal way to the spectacular beaches and the other Irish local places.

Gear up for the fun awaits!

1.    Killiney Beach

Killiney beach offers the most spectacular views of Bray Head, Dalkey Island and Sorrento Terrace. This is one of the best beaches in Dublin which is perfect for a family day out. Located in south Dublin it lets you have a walk in the fresh air and rewind. One can also enjoy swimming, bathing, picnic and such activities. This sandy beach is just 30 minutes drive from O’Connell Street.


2.    Sandymount Beach

Sandymount beach is well known from James Joyce’s Ulysses and is one of the closest beaches to the city centre. Kids love this destination as it offers plenty of space for playing Frisbee or kicking the ball, running and many recreational activities. Also,  Sandymount beach gives you birds-eye view of the vast sea, seashells, seabirds, passing ferries, the Lighthouse, Poolberg chimneys and the industry of the Dublin Port. Just 15 minutes drive from the city you can visit this beach by taking car rental Dublin services.


3.    North and South Beach, Skerries

The harbour town of Skerries is a home of two beaches, which is just about 38 minutes away from Dublin. Though South beach is slightly less popular, both the beaches are loved by locals and visitors. They are excellent for swimming and are served by Lifeguards during the summer months.


4.    Velvet Strand, Portmarnock

Portmarnock beach is five miles long and extends all the way to Baldoyle and adjoins Malahide Beach. It can be your picnic spot or a place for safe play with stunning views of Ireland’s Eye and Lambay Island. To get to this beach make your car rental Dublin airport bookings much prior to your arrival in Dublin. Drive along the coastal way and you will be there in just 30 minutes.


5.    Sandycove Beach

The Sandycove beach at Sandycove is home to something of a Dublin institution, the 40 Foot, which has been a swimming place for males only. Once an exclusive gentleman’s retreat, now a favourite spot of divers and snorkelers. It is also perfect for picnics, bathing and activities for all the family.

6.    Balcarrick Beach, Donabate

Balcarrick Beach is a fine spot for a magical walk, canoeing, bird-watching, running, jogging, meditating on the rocks or simply lying down on the beach. This is one of the most popular Dublin beaches with scenery beautiful views of Lambay Island, Howth Peninsula and Malahide Estuary.


7.    Dollymount Beach, Bull Island

Dollymount Beach is situated on Bull Island and is 5 kilometres in lengths. It is a popular spot with stand-up paddleboarders and kite-surfers and rich in flora and fauna. Bars and bistros are placed about the seafront too. This is the closest beach to Dublin city which is just 15 minutes drive. All you need to do is book car rental Dublin services and get on the road. Dollymount beach is also a home for some big annual events in Dublin – Battle of the Bay, Volleyball and the Kite Festival to name a few.


8.    Burrow Beach, Sutton

Burrow Beach in Sutton is a sandy beach which has been awarded the Green Coast Award for 2017. The beach is monitored by Lifeguard station during the summer months. It also houses a refurbished Martello Tower where you can spend the night in. It’s easily accessible by car so that you can spend pleasurable time with your family.


These are some of the best Dublin beaches that you cannot miss. They are located within a short distance of Dublin and can be reached by driving your favourite vehicle. So, book your car rental Dublin airport service during the planning of Ireland’s itinerary so that you don’t miss on the best car hiring deals.

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