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Portrane Beach

Dublin, Dublin

Portrane is a long sandy beach flanked by dunes. A quiet rural area with a cliff walk from Portrane to Donabate beach and spectacular views of Lambay Island. Howth Head and the Dublin Mountains. There are numerous small coves and caves, many used by smugglers in yesteryear.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Toilets for wheelchair users
Shops and restaurants in village of Donabate

Activities

Swimming
Walking
Birdwatching

Nature and Wildlife

There a numerous walks. including the famous cliff walk from Portrane to Donabate beach. Martello Towers. build by the British in 1806 in anticipation of a French invasion can be seen en route.

Water Quality

Not Tested

Lifeguard

Yes

Dogs

Dogs must be on a leash and droppings removed.

Tourist Information

www.fingalcoco.ie. http://donabate.muintir.ie/tourism.htm

Location

Nearest town: Dublin
County: Dublin
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4233, -6.12213

Access

Portane is situated in North County Dublin close to Dublin City with easy access from the M50 and M1 motorways. From M1 take the exit for Donabate/Portrane. Follow signs for Portrane. About 6 miles.

Parking

Parking available.

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Dublin