Malahide, easily accessed with Dublin Bus or via the DART (the latter offers up a trip with stunning sea views), is a colourful, picturesque seaside town, full of character. Nestled on the Broadmeadow Estuary just 16km from the city centre, Malahide is the perfect spot for a bit of sailing, a fishing trip from Malahide Marina or a wander along the stunning coastal path to Portmarnock.
Steeped in history dating back to pre-Viking days, the gem of Malahide’s historical buildings is Malahide Castle. Set in beautiful, well-maintained grounds, the 12th century castle and demesne are open to the public for guided tours, with the Talbot Botanic Gardens behind the castle being a particular favourite with visitors.
Having worked up a hunger exploring Malahide, you’ll be spoiled for choice with many fantastic restaurants, gastro-pubs, bistros and cafés dotted throughout the village. If the salty air has you craving seafood you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better place to sate your appetite than the Seabank Bistro located on the Coast Road.