Portmarnock Blue & Green Flag Beach
Portmarnock is a very popular beach for swimming, sun-bathing and horse-riding. It is five miles long and stretches all the way to Baldoyle and adjoins Malahide beach. It has a lovely view of the Dublin mountains and Howth Harbour. It also has a clear view of Lambay island and Ireland's Eye. On clear days, especially weekends, you are able to see yachts racing. Along the beach there is a path which takes you into Malahide and it is used by many people each day. It is a great way of exercising whether you're walking, cycling or even roller blading you can enjoy the beach while you exercise.
Blue and Green Flag Beach Awards take place each year in early June.
How to get there.
Portmarnock is located approximately 18km from the city centre. It is accessible by DART train and the regular Dublin Bus services: 32, 32x, 42 and the 42n from the city centre.