Kayaking in Dalkey, Dublin, Ireland

Skill Level:
All Kayakers
3 hrs
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and it nestles at the mouth of the River Liffey. The climate here is classified as a maritime climate, 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.

Dalkey is a picturesque suburb of Dublin, about half an hour drive from the capital city. If you want to explore its coastal beauty and discover its amazing marine environment, then you should try kayaking. The location hosts several options of kayak centers that organize tours to Dalkey Island, an uninhabited island that is home to a colony of seals, a herd of wild goats and a number of gulls during spring and summer months.

The spot accommodates both beginner and experienced kayakers of reasonable fitness. Note that, the best wind direction is from the south, southeast and the wave’s type is sand-bar. If you rent a kayak, you should know that most of the kayak tours run from Bulloch Harbour. All of the gear and equipment are provided, so you should only bring your sunscreen and drinking water.

How to Get to Destination

16km/10mi, 27mins
Head north on O'Connell Street Upper / Sráid Uí Chonaill Uachtarach to Cathal Brugha Street / Sráid Chathail Brugha. Turn right at Cathal Brugha Street / Sráid Chathail Brugha. Turn right onto Marlborough Street / Sráid Mhaoilbhríde. Turn left on Eden Quay. Continue to Custom House Quay. Slight left to stay on Custom House Quay. Continue along North Wall Quay. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit towards East-link Toll Bridge/R131. Continue to follow the R131. With controlled toll road. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit to Sean Moore Road. Turn left into Beach Road. Go through one roundabout. Continue along Strand Road. Go through two roundabouts. Turn left into Bóthar Mhuirfean / Merrion Road. Continue to Bóthar Na Carraige / Rock Road. Continue to Frascati Road/N31. Continue to follow the N31. Turn left into Newtown Ave./N31. Take the first turning right into Seapoint Ave./N31. Continue to follow the N31. Continue to Bóthar Crofton / Crofton Road. Turn left into Marine Road. Take the first turning right into Bóthar Na Banríona / Queen 's Road. Continue to Ardán Windsor / Windsor Terrace. Continue to Baile Nua Mhic Ghabhann / Newtownsmith. Continue along Marine Parade / Paráid Na Mara. Continue towards Otranto Place / Plás Otranto. Turn right at Ascaill Chuas an Ghainimh Thiar / Sandycove Avenue West. Take the 2nd turning left at Breffni Road. Turn left into Bóthar an Chuain / Harbour Road. Sharp left at Bullock Harbour / Cuan Bhlóic.
Dublin airport,
25.6km/15.9mi 31mins drive

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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