Poolbeg Lighthouse

Poolbeg Lighthouse at sunset, Dublin
  • Free to visit
  • Cloudy days
Stroll to Poolbeg Lighthouse in Dublin Bay and watch nature paint pastel shades as the sun sets. Breathe in the fresh sea air and admire the stunning views.

Visit Poolbeg Lighthouse on the Great South Wall. Blow away the cobwebs with a short 4km loop walk starting at the Great South Wall car park. For a longer two-hour ramble, begin your walk at Sandymount Strand.

Follow the coast and head to the iconic Dublin landmark, taking in scenic views. The vibrant Poolbeg Lighthouse mural adds a splash of colour to the grey walls.

This is a popular route for birdwatchers as cormorants, herons and gulls call the area home. Stroll to the bright red lighthouse as the sun sets, the evening light reflecting off the still water is magical. Or start your walk early and watch passenger ferries leave for the day’s first sailing from Dublin Port.