Laytown Beach

Continent
Europe
Country
Ireland
Next Big City
Dublin
Next Town
Drogheda, Laytown
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Rocks
Quality:
Polluted
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Many under water rocks. Polluted. Tidal beach. Flat to choppy. Several sandbars.

Beach

Type:
Sand, Rocks, Stones
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
Rocks, Stones, Shells, Bystanders, Cars
Beach Users:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Moving sands, polluted as heck. The beach is very long and wide (when the tide is out!) with hard sand. The tide is constantly changing the shape of the beach and as a result creates wide sand banks that vary in height.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE, SSE, S
Main Direction:
N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE, SSE, S

Anything from N to E to S



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Dublin Airport. From Drogheda take N1 south and in Julianstown get on R150 to Laytown. Super Loo beside the beach entrance and the Seaview Bar 200m from Laytown Railway station.

Extra information

Rules
None

No restrictions, just apply common sense and stay away from busy public areas. Locals always keep away from the parking area on Bettystown Beach - unless the beach is very quiet, but that's not too often. Laytown and Mosney Beach South of the nanny are the best options for all kiting - less/no cars and few other users.

Nightlife

Gilnas Lounge & Bar in Laytown, Seaview Bar at the beach entrance in Laytown. Relish Cafe (very good coffee shop, eatery, great wines), Coast Restaurant, Neptune Bar & Hotel, Mc Donaghs (Traditional thatched pub). For better nightlife go to Drogheda or Dublin, 30mins drive.