Monkstown, Dublin

Portmarnock Beach is a popular birdwatching site in Dublin

Portmarnock Beach Dublin

Portmarnock Beach in North County Dublin is a popular amenity with locals and visitors. The beach is located between between Malahide and Baldoyle. It is tidal, which makes it a good amenity for swimming. The shoreline is a mix of sandy beaches and rocks that are exposed at low tide. The rocky shoreline attracts a wide variety of birds.

There are several parking locations along the road that runs from Malahide to Portmarnock. Parking is free, but avoid any area where there may be yellow lines.  You can walk the shoreline from just outside Malahide to the “Velvet Strand” in just under half an hour. You can also park here at the entrance to the beach.

You can park along the roadside here: 53.440306, -6.122915 or you can also park at the entrance to the beach, 53.433373, -6.124260

You can also walk the road between Malahide Beach Carpark and Portmarnock beach which is about a 30 minute walk. Just Google “Malahide Beach Carpark” !