Continent
Europe
Country
Ireland
Next Big City
Dublin
Next Town
Dun Laoghaire
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Animals, Ships, Jetskis, Buoys, Rocks, Stones, Shells
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
High tide, Low tide

The beach is shallow and flat. Deeper water outside. The area is suitable for swimming and Standup paddle boarding.The sea covers some of the rocks at high tide, but the area is still shallow. Monkstown/Salthill is a very popular location for swimmers to the north of the beach and for Standup paddle boarding kiting and wind surfing. Workable 2 hours or more from high tide. The location is very tidal and is kite-able only when the tide is going out or out due to some overhead lines on the train line. Otherwise there are some rocks close to the beach but after 100 meters there are no rocks and a sandy beach with some shells. This area is a blue flag area. Good clean water and is best for kitesurfing and windsurfing in a NW wind.

Beach

Type:
Sand, Pebbles, Rocks, Stones
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
Rocks, Stones, Shells, Concrete, Bystanders, Road, Cars, Fence, Power lines
Beach Users:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Salthill/Monkstown beach opens to the north consisting of sand and large rocks. The beach is life guarded from June to August from 10:30 to 7 pm. Lots of rocks and concrete walls. Also electrical lines for the Dart (public rail transport) are directly behind the beach. Launch area is really small on high tide but runs out 300m on a low tide.

Weather

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

All year round is possible, but in winter very cold with thick wetsuit. Summer shorty can be possible, normally a long wetsuit is very common.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
NE, W, WNW, NW
Main Direction:
SW

Best with West to Northwest.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus, Train, Boat
Access
Short walk

From Dublin south along the coast on N31. Salthill/Monkstown is just west of the harbor in Dun Laoghaire. Access from the city centre to Salthill / Monkstown DART station. Local bus routes 7, 8, 46A. Free parking on a Sunday near the beach. Parking fees apply during the week.

Extra information

Rules
No information

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Nightlife

Local bars, bistros, pubs, restaurants, local live music.