Anyone who lives in Ireland, especially Dublin, knows that the Irish summer is a rare and elusive phenomenon which is rarely seen and even more rarely lasts more than a couple of days! We are lucky to have had a spell of bright, dry weather this year so we should get out and enjoy it. Here are some of the best places to visit while the sun is shining:
1. Dublin Zoo
Dublin Zoo is a fantastic place to visit whatever the weather but its so much more enjoyable when the sun shines. You’re likely to see more of the animals while the weather is good as they like to hide away from the rain. We don’t blame them!
Visit this seaside town on Dublin’s south side and enjoy a scenic, but often rocky, walk up Bray Head to the stone cross to enjoy some of the finest views of Bray, North East Wicklow and Dublin Bay.
3. Bray To Greystones Walk
If the walk to the top of Bray Head hasn’t worn you out, continue down an follow the Greystones road. This coastal walk will take 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace and Greystones has plenty of pubs to stop and reward yourself for finishing.
4. Dun Laoghaire Pier
Get some fantastic seafood and take in the amazing views of Dublin Bay with a leisurely stroll down Dun Laoghaire Pier. Stop in Scrumdiddlies Ice Cream Parlour to try one of their extreme and delicious ice cream creations.
5. Portmarnock Beach
By far one of North Dublin’s finest beaches, Portmarnock beach is even nicknamed the velvet strand. The beach is smooth and golden, perfect for walking and the sea is ideal for an afternoon dip.
6. Beer Garden
If you’d prefer to stay in the city, visit one of Dublin’s many beer gardens for a refreshing pint or cocktail. Our personal favourite is the ever-popular Sophie’s rooftop on Harcourt Street but you will definitely need to book
7. Picnic In The Park
Dublin is lucky to have one of Europe’s biggest parks right in the centre of the city. The Phoenix Park is a great place to enjoy a packed lunch and has so many activities to keep you busy for the whole day. Don’t forget to visit the herd of beautiful wild deer that live in the park, but don’t feed them!
8. The Grand Canal
An urban walk with plenty of local flora and fauna awaits when you enjoy a 40-minute stroll down Dublin’s Grand Canal. It runs the length of the Southside of the city centre and featured in James Kavanagh’s poem, Canal Bank Walk.
9. Dublin Bay Cruises
Take a relaxing hour-long cruise on board one of the five coastal routes that Dublin Bay Cruises offer. We love being aboard the St. Bridget from the beautiful Howth Harbour to Ireland’s eye and back.
10. Kayaking In Dalkey
If you prefer to do the hard work yourself, you can take a 3-hour kayaking tour around Dalkey. This award-winning tour is suitable for complete beginners and gives you a very rare chance to walk around Dalkey Island.
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