Howth is a peninsula and a fisher village near Dublin, where I usually go using local trains DART in about 30 minutes from Dublin city centre. The major association with Howth is sea food restaurants near the train station, but I discovered a different activity there – sea side walks. Instead of getting out at the last train stop, I recommend the earlier stop – Sutton (check my Sutton article), from which you can also get to Howth and explore its West and South side.
This is the place not very well known among crowds of tourists who are arriving in Howth and seeking to have good food and possibly discover some seals near the port. By the way, do not expect to see any seals during the day, they are hiding from the busy atmosphere and usually come out early in the morning or late in the evening. I’ve personally only seen them during the ‘non-business’ hours.
Beautiful and relatively empty roads on the West side of Howth are good for walk lovers and for those, who like taking photographs. In a couple of hours I can usually take a tour around the peninsula, and enjoy my pint of beer and crab burger in one of the small restaurants later.
Howth walks | Relaxing | Free
Strand Road, Howth
24 hours daily