If you are from any of the Dublin Suburbs, or surrounding areas you will be well aware of these 3 places. There are absolutely loads of fantastic places to spend a sunny day in Dublin but the main thing is that you spend as much time outside as possible.
On a peninsula, there is only one road in and out. A top tip for a day like today is to avoid bus and car by road if you can, as everybody will be heading here and it will be bumper-to-bumper. The Dart is the best bet, it will be packed but you will get there in good time. Howth has it all, great golf course, foot T course, Castle, hundreds of restaurants, cafes, Ice-cream shops, hill walks beaches, both sandy and stone. It even has an all year round market.
A possibly unlikely candidate for some, but we have good reason for including the suburb of Sutton. When the tide is out you can walk from Sutton beach to Howth beach. Sutton Beach has won the blue flag a few times and is a far superior beach than any in Howth. It has easy access by dart and bus. It also has a few food places, shops, cafes, and the famous Marine Hotel if you fancy a spot of lunch. Beside from that it is close enough to avail of all the amenities in Howth as it's just one dart stop away.
3. Dun Laoghaire- 40 foot
This one has everything that Howth has to offer except it is in South Co. Dublin instead of North. The 40 foot in the Suburb of Dun Laoghaire was immortalised in James Joyce's Ulysses and loved by generations of Dublin city's swimmers, the Forty Foot is a Dublin institution. For a long time the Forty Foot was for men only, that changed however, and now women swim there. The great thing about here is that you can swim all year round even when the tide is out, as it is always deep enough.
The Barge on Charlemont Street must be one of the biggest unofficial beer gardens in Dublin. Once the sun hits Dublin, the Barge gets packed. It's a great place to go on a sunny day for sure...
4. The Barge