County Dublin Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 9 swimming beaches listed in County Dublin. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

  • Loughshinny Beach ©

    1. Loughshinny Beach

    Set between Skerries and Rush, Loughshinny Beach is a moderate-sized stretch of sand sheltered by the harbour wall to the east. The pretty beach is backed by a little village but there isn't anything in way of shops or cafes here -…

  • Portrane ©

    2. Portrane Beach

    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…

  • Portmarnock ©

    3. Portmarnock Beach

    Within a stone's throw of Ireland's capital, Dublin, the beach at Portmarnock is also known as the Velvet Strand. This is on account of the beautiful smooth sand that makes up the three miles of Portmarnock Strand.

    The beach here…

  • Seapoint ©

    4. Seapoint Beach

    Seapoint beach sits on the southern shores of Dublin Bay between Blackrock and Monkstown.

    The beach here consists of areas of rocks interspersed with sand. Behind the beach is a section of promenade with a few slipways and steps…

  • Killiney ©

    5. Killiney Beach

    Killiney is a long, stony beach located by the resort town of Killiney, one of the most exclusive suburbs of the Dublin area, whose residents include many Irish celebrities. The beach offers excellent views of the surrounding rocky…

  • Dollymount Strand ©

    6. Dollymount Strand Beach

    Dollymount Strand is the closest large beach to Dublin city centre. It is situated on North Bull Island which was created in the 19th century in Dublin Bay to deal with silting problems. The sandy beach here runs along the full 5 kilometre…

  • Rush North Beach ©

    7. Rush North Beach

    As the name suggests this beach lies to the north of the fishing village of Rush. Somewhat smaller but just as sandy as the Blue Flag-awarded South Beach, Rush North Beach still stretches for around a kilometre.

    While South Beach…

  • Rush South Beach ©

    8. Rush South Beach

    Of the three fine beaches in the coastal town of Rush the south one is widely considered the best. This is backed up by a Blue Flag award which means the beach is both clean and has great amenities.

    Rush South Beach is a generous…

  • Skerries South Beach ©

    9. 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…