Location: Portmarnock Beach, Portmarknock, Co. Dublin
Portmarnock Beach is a beautiful beach located in the heart of Dublin. It’s a 5 miles long sandy beach with lovely surroundings; it offers a nice view of the green Dublin mountains and Howth Harbour. There is a popular path along the beach which leads to Malahide, people use it for exercising, cycling, walking, rollerblading. There are public toilet facilities and free parking facilities for the visitors (the parking gets super busy on the holidays and need to pay then). Fishing and swimming are possible on particular locations of this beach; lifeguards are on service in the summer months.
Portmarnock beach is standing with the memory of the starting point for two pioneering flights in history. The Southern Cross flew by Charles Kingsford Smith (there is a monument for it on the beach). In 1930 Smith flew his aircraft from the beach here across the Atlantic and then continued to circumnavigate the world.
Portmarnock Beach, Portmarknock, Co. Dublin