Beaches in Donabate, County Dublin

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The beach guide has 3 beaches listed in and around the town of Donabate. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Donabate Beach (1.6 miles)

    Donabate © Peter Gerken

    Just beyond the outskirts of Ireland's capital city is the long, sandy beach of Balcarrick (or Donabate). Despite being only 22km from the centre of Dublin you will feel very much out in the countryside at Balcarrick beach. The beach is backed by an extensive area of sand dunes which is a valuable natural habitat…

  • Portrane Beach (1.8 miles)

    Portrane © Jaqian | BY-SA

    The long sandy beach of Portrane is flanked by sand dunes and backs onto the small seaside village of Portrane. Behind the village and beach is the Rogerstown Estuary which empties at the northern end of the beach. This National Heritage Area (NHA) is home to various migrating wading birds during the winter. Despite there…

  • Malahide Beach (2.6 miles)

    Malahide © Miguel Mendez

    Malahide is an expansive stretch of sand that runs between the town and the estuary. It is a popular spot with beach walkers with a mix of dunes, beach, footpath and promenade running along its 2km length. Whilst Malahide beach probably isn't the best place for swimming owing to strong tidal currents it is a…

Donabate beaches map

Map featuring Donabate beaches. Click on pins to view beach details