Continent
Europe
Country
Ireland
Next Big City
Dublin
Next Town
Dublin
 
Type:
Island
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rescue, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Low tide

Generally the water is flat, when the tide is out it is waist deep for a couple of hundred meters. However with Southeasterly it does get bit choppy. At 4pm everyday the largest car ferry in Europe comes in and generates a nice few waves to ride. The water quality, average, up to recently it was a bit polluted but the most technological advanced water treatment plant in the world has recently been opened nearby and it is hoped that Dollymount will achieve blue flag status for 2004.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
July, August

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorty, Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW, WSW, W
Main Direction:
SE



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

Please note Dollymount beach is on Bull Island and maybe spotted faster on the maps. Go North out of Dublin, keeping the harbor on your right. As you get closer there are clear sign posts for Dollymount Strand. You will probably also see kites flying if the weather is OK. Take the bigger road on to the island (not the wooden bridge). You can drive onto the beach. The beach is popular for all kinds of kiting. 15 min drive from Dublin city and 15 min drive from Dublin airport.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

We are now using the wooden bridge end. We got a designated kite launch area there. Please wear a kite leash. Beware of boy racers and learner drivers at the weekend. Windsurfers appear on really windy days. Kitebuggies appear when tide is out, variance of 200m. Always kiters around.

Nightlife

Good nightlife in Dublin.