Skerries South Beach
Stretching for nearly 2.5 km this attractive sandy beach is one of the best in the Dublin area. Just a couple of minutes from the town, Skerries South Strand is backed by low grassy dunes which run all the way to the headland of Red Island. Beyond the dunes is an esplanade / coastal walkway with numerous access points to the beach.
South Skerries is designated a bathing beach and the water quality is regularly checked. There’s also a seasonal lifeguard presence so this a great beach for taking a dip.
At the northern end of South Skerries Strand is Red Island. Once separated from the mainland this grassy headland is home to a Martello tower dating back to Napoleonic times and a large playground.
Just the other side of Red Island is Skerries harbour where you will find a number of popular cafes and seafood restaurants.
A little way off the beach are three islands; St Patrick’s, Colt and Shenick Islands, the latter of which is home to another Martello tower. Beyond the islands you can make out the 19th century Rockabill lighthouse.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
- Childrens play area
- Town centre nearby
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