In the summer of 2019 our family had the chance to spend almost three months in Dublin and I’ll try to tell you about everything interesting, popular or not, in the city. Overall, I wouldn’t say that I liked Dublin much, unlike Ireland. If you go out of the city everything is gorgeous, but Dublin itself not so much… There were amazing places, of course, and I will tell you about one of them now.
The Burrow Beach, Sutton is a sandy beach, approx 1.2 km long that connects Howth Head to the mainland. It has a large area filled with sandy dunes. It is a favourite among local residents.
It has been awarded the Green Coast Award for 2019. Many people kite-surf and fish there. You might see a seal sunning on the rocks.
Despite the fact that the weather in Ireland was very far from my idea of a summer, we went often to this beach because it was easily accessible, big and beautiful. Most of the times we were there in low tide and had a great time scavenging after the water since there were many sea shells and other sea creatures.
The sand is so smooth that it’s ideal for digging a hole and making sand castles.
The Burrow Beachis located in the vicinity of Sutton Cross Dart Station. Sutton is well serviced by the DART and bus and the beach has several pedestrian access points.
No matter that the beaches around Dublin are not suitable for swimming, they are perfect for a sunny break and spending a lovely day out of town. In low tide you can walk to Howth, the town nearby, I’ll tell you about it in another diary, but it’s worth it.
Stay tuned and don’t stop travelling!