I live a few minutes away but I would rather go to bray or grey stones as this beach is way to sharp and stony for me. Lovely views though of killiney hill and bray head . Very popular with local families in the summer . Not a beach to venture on barefoot. The views alone are worthy of a...
This beach is easily accessible from Dublin via dart or car . Beach isn't the prettiest and quite rocky if you fancy a decent walk . But it's generally not got a lot of people on it so if you want to clear the cobwebs it's not bad . I've never swam there as water simply too cold !
Love this beach - a long wide beach which is never full of people and a great place to fish for flat fish (when they're on - but check with your local fishing tackle shop (Dun Laoghaire = nearest -Dun Laoghaire Angling/ Mikes Bikes = bike shop with good fishing tackle section )
The beach can be quite windy and...
As with a lot of the beaches local it is pebbly. There were lifeguards in attendance. There aren't any facilities at the beach though there is a car park and toilets. The views were certainly worth the visit.
Okay, let's cover some ground rules. #1 this is a beach in Ireland, so expect "chillier" waters, not the warm Caribbean waves, and don't look for white powder sand. #2 It is not a total "pebble beach" like other Irish beaches (or the shoreline down from Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France). There are smoother sections you can walk on...
If you are in Dublin but low tide only gives you sand (at Sandymount) instead of water to see - go to Killiney (using the DART) ... view of the open sea, nice waves rolling in! The beach is in its natural state and can offer no modern conveniences.
My sister and I set off to see the beach and put our toes in the water. We really enjoyed the the houses on the way down and luckily, my husband and brother-in-law collected us with the car.
The beach is rocky, so anyone who is unsteady may want to forgo walking to the water. Rocks were multicolored and smooth.