Portmarnock (also known as Velvet Strand) is a long (approx. 5km) sandy beach, backed by sand dunes and a golf course. Facilities at the beach include car parking, toilets, shop, Read more [...]
Planning a trip to the Dublin coast and looking for the nearest beach? Our beach lists will help you find the closest beaches to your location and then for each beach, we will answer questions around location, tide times, weather forecast, dog restrictions, water quality and provide general information on the beach and its facilities. When on a beach page use our tools to search the Dublin seaside towns and surrounding coast for things to see and do or places to stay and eat.
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Malahide beach is a long sandy beach of approximately 2 km backed by grass and dunes. Facilities at the beach include car parking, toilets, marina and seasonal lifeguards.
Killiney beach is a sheltered stony/pebble beach. The beach has a steep drop.
Balcarrick beach has over 3 km of sand and is backed by sand dunes. The beach is also known as Donabate Strand.
Portrane Beach is a long sandy beach with dunes and views from the cliff towards Lambay Island. Facilities at the beach include car parking, toilets, shop, cafe/restaurant and seasonal lifeguards.
Sand and Rocks Sand and large rocks good for swimming at high tide
Sand North of Dublin harbour Dollymount is a sandy beach with wildlife reserve. Popular kitesurfing beach.