Howth - Cliff Path Loop

Image of a small house and the lighthouse at Howth Head, Dublin
  • Loop
  • Moderate
  • 7.80km
  • 2 hours
Setting off from the pretty harbour village of Howth, explore some of Dublin’s most spectacular coastline on a 6km clifftop loop boasting idyllic island and lighthouse views.

The delightful Howth - Cliff Path Loop takes two hours to complete and starts from the village DART (train) station.

The trail leads walkers along the charming harbour before climbing away from the village around the Nose of Howth and onto the breathtaking clifftops. The terrain may be rough in parts so walking boots are recommended. The aggregate ascent over this loop is 130m.

Along the way you’ll enjoy stunning views of Lambay Island, Ireland’s Eye and embrace great expanses of Dublin Bay too. The Baily Lighthouse comes into view before you ascend towards the car park at ‘The Summit’ and return to Howth Village along a path running parallel to your outward route.

Back in the village, you’ll find plenty of cafés, pubs and restaurants to reward yourself in after this satisfying trail.

Trail details

Walking Trail
Nearest town start:
Howth Village
Nearest town finish:
Howth Village
Start point:
Howth Railway Station
Finish point:
Howth Railway Station
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