Are you a fan of walks, seaside and sandy beaches? Well, I am. One of my favourite places in Dublin is Bull Island, a little paradise in the middle of the busy city. Every year, if the weather is good – and you will be surprised that it gets good quite a lot – I try to convince friends to take a walk with me to the beach of Bull Island.
About half an hour walk from the DART station Raheny – over the road that connects the island and the mainland – and you are in a beautiful place that reminds me of Baltic sea beaches in Germany or the Netherlands: soft and clear sand, dunes and beautiful views over the rest of the city on the left and right. Recently, I discovered a different way to get to the island, from its south side, following the wooden bridge in Clontarf (bus number 130 from the city centre). On the way there are a number of swimming spots to discover as well as changing cabins for ladies and gents.
Families come here to have a picnic and kids are always keen to have fun in the water, to gather shells or play water polo. My friend recently took this picture where there was the kites’ festival on the island – very pretty isn’t it? I usually just take a blanket from home and enjoy the Irish sun, and yes, I constantly get burned if I forget my sun cream!