With June nearly half over and summer finally – FINALLY – making an appearance, it’s time to start taking advantage of the sunny weather by heading to the beach.
But we're blessed with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to beaches in Dublin – some of which half of us don't even know about – so every day this week we're bringing you a quick guide and a suggested itinerary to a different part of our county's coastline.
On the other end of Dublin to Dollymount and Howth, which we covered in Part 1, an equally nice beach day can be had by splitting your time between Dun Laoghaire and Killiney.
Begin the day in Dun Laoghaire, by snapping some Instagram material on a walk along the harbour, then kick back with a treat from Scrumdiddlys, Teddy’s, or any of Dun Laoghaire’s delightful ice creameries.
Explore a bit of the town while you’re there. Not only are there quite a few great places to grab lunch or a midday pint – some of which you can see in the Lovin Dublin City Spotlight on Dun Laoghaire – the town centre is also full of cute shops for adding a few items to your summer wardrobe or ducking in for shelter should a summer shower come along.
When you’re ready for the beach, keep heading south out of Dun Laoghaire. Sandycove is bound to be jam-packed if you’ve gone on a nice day, so pair your Dun Laoghaire morning with a trip to Killiney’s much larger beach for the afternoon.