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Surfing in Maghermore Beach, Dublin, Ireland

Skill Level:
All Surfers
Best Tide Movement:
Rising And Falling Tides
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and nestles at the mouth of the River Liffey. The climate here is classified as a maritime climate, usually with mild winters and cool summers. This vibrant city is noted as much for its Georgian buildings, museums, theaters and attractions, as for its leisure activities and adrenaline-fuelled adventures.

Maghermore beach is located south of Dublin and close to Wicklow city, the capital town of County Wicklow. Maghermore beach is a popular destination with beach-break wave type that offers reliable surf. To access the spot, park your car on the roadside and take a short walk down the lane.

Here you are able to explore the waves with swell sizes that can start from less than 1 m/3 ft and hold up to 2 m/6 ft. The optimum wind direction is from the south and the best period to visit the beach is during winter. The location accommodates both novice and advanced surfers.

In addition, the best tide movement is rising and falling tides and the ideal tide position is all tides. Note that, it offers right hand waves and the bottom is sandy. Finally, if you find yourself here, do not miss the opportunity to visit some of the many heritage sites and scenic locations, that are waiting to be explored.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Dublin
61.7km/38.4mi 55mins
Head north on O'Connell Street Upper / Sráid Uí Chonaill Uachtarach to Cathal Brugha Street / Sráid Chathail Brugha. Turn left on Parnell Street. Keep left to continue towards Capel Street / Sráid Chéipil. Turn left into Capel Street / Sráid Chéipil. Continue towards Capel Street Bridge. Continue towards Parliament Street / Sráid Na Parlaiminte. Turn right onto Lord Edward Street/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Take the 3rd left turn in Nicholas Street/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Slight left at Harold's Cross Road/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Turn right at Terenure Place/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Go through one roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the ramp to M50 Ó Dheas / Southbound. Enter the M50. Join the M1. Continue along N11. Continue along M11 (signs for Loch Garman / Wexford / Ros Láir / Rosslare). The junction 16, take the exit towards R772 Cill Mhantáin (Thuaidh) / Wicklow (North) / Ráth Naoi / Rathnew. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit R772. Continue to R750. Turn left. Road restricted.
BY AIR
Dublin airport,
78.9km/49.1mi 56mins drive
BY TRAIN

Dublin is served by DART, which is a coastal train and it is also served by Luas, Dublin’s Light Rail transit system.

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