Panoramic views allow for overlooking Dublin Bay and seeing the Howth Peninsula, Dun Laoghaire, the Irish Sea, as well as the familiar site of the Poolbeg Chimneys. Depending on the time of day that you visit, and therefore the location of the tide, you have options for where to walk. High tides keep most Strand visitors on the paved pedestrian walkway, with a small bit of accessible sandy shore. Low tide allows for plenty of beach exploring, as the sea seems to be miles away. The only indication of the sea's whereabouts are the tiny triangular outlines of the sailboats seen so far in the distance. And unlike the rockier beaches in nearby Killiney and Bray, Sandymount is mostly sand. Unfortunately for us, the warm summer weather hasn't quite kicked in, so barefoot adventures were replaced by wellie covered ones! Luckily, it is the best beach for sea shell collecting and discovering crabs and creatures in the little tidal pools, so even if you can't go swimming, there is still plenty to find here.
|Poolbeg Chimneys in the distance|
|Plenty of colorful shells waiting to be discovered|
|What little creatures will we find?|
Located on Strand Road in Sandymount, there are a couple of metered car parks along the strip, and the DART line stops within walking distance. Tide timetables can be found here.