Fancy waking up to a wonderful view of Dublin Bay each morning? Then choose one of our coastal Dublin hotels which boast breathtaking scenery away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Our coastal Dublin hotels are strategically located close to the DART suburban rail line which makes getting to and from the city centre really easy.
Portmarnock is located about 15km north east of Dublin city centre. It’s a suburban village by the sea which boasts a fantastic beach, a Martello Tower and a world-class golf course designed by Bernhard Langer. Portmarnock is also a popular spot for kite surfing and water activities.
The DART and Arrow trains serve Portmarnock from Connolly Station in the city centre and the journey takes roughly 20 minutes.
Clontarf is a stunning coastal suburb, which can be found about 4km north east of Dublin city centre. Famous for the Battle of Clontarf which took place here in 1014, this is now one of the most sought-after places to live in Dublin.
Clontarf has a beautiful seafront promenade, which is very popular for walking, running and cycling. It also boasts Dollymount Strand, which is a 5km golden beach situated on Bull Island. The island is connected to the mainland by a wooden bridge and is a great place to head if you want to take to admire the views while enjoying the fresh sea breeze.
Clontarf is also home to St. Anne’s Park – one of Dublin’s largest parks. It has duck ponds, walks, playing pitches, tennis courts, a beautiful sunken garden and a par 3 golf course.
It only takes about 5 minutes on the DART train from Connolly Station in the city centre to Clontarf Station.
Howth is a picturesque fishing and yachting port, which can be found on Howth Head about 13km north east of Dublin city centre. Howth is so beautiful that many Irish celebrities have chose it as their home like Gay Byrne, Larry Mullen, Stuart Townsend and Johnny Logan to name a few.
As well as walking, golfing, yachting, swimming, fishing and watersports, visitors to Howth can enjoy the village pubs, restaurants and shops and attractions like Howth Castle, Howth Harbour Gallery, the National Transport Museum and the Vintage Radio Museum.
Howth is connected to Dublin city centre by the DART train which you can get at Connolly station. It’s about a 25 minute ride from there to Howth Station.
Check out the Deer Park Hotel & Golf Course if you’d like to stay in this part of the city.
· Dun Laoghaire
Dun Laoghaire is a beautiful harbour area located about 12km south of the city centre. There is a major car ferry port located here serving many routes from the United Kingdom.
Activities to enjoy in Dun Laoghaire include scuba diving, fishing, golfing and shopping. Dun Laoghaire is also a popular spot for nightlife as it boasts many lively restaurants, pubs and nightclubs.
Dun Laoghaire is well served by Dublin’s suburban rail service – the DART. It’s just about a 20 minute train ride from the city centre.
If you’d like to stay in this part of Dublin, then check out the 2 star Kingston Hotel.
Donabate lies about 20 km north of Dublin city centre and about 8km from Dublin Airport.
Donabate is a seaside town with a beautiful beach, pubs, restaurants and lots of golf courses within driving distance.
There is a regular DART train service from Connolly Station in the city centre. The train journey from here to Donabate takes roughly about 25 minutes.
If this sounds like the kind of place where you’d like to stay, then check out the superb family run Waterside Hotel, which has as super location – just beside the beach! This hotel is perfect if you’d like to be apart from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. With a bar and restaurant onsite – it’s perfect for a relaxing city break.
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