village & coastal
Why locals love it
A busy fishing port with lots of dining options, including on the pier. This village with viking roots has a lot to offer. There are walking paths around the headland, a transport museum and boat tours to the near by island of Irelands Eye. You can watch the fleet bringing it's catch to shore and the cheeky harbor seals looking for any offcuts
Why you should visit it
Close to Dublin but a world away. This is an excellent place to come if you enjoy seafood as you will be spoiled for choice. If you enjoy cycling there is popular a coastal cycle way to Howth and the headland itself presents a formidable challenge to any cyclist. Worth the trip to the top for the views back across Dublin bay.
See how your feet measure up against the footprints for King George IV who's footprints are carved into the end of the West Pier