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Dún Laoghaire Harbour is a fantastic amenity for maritime activities from sailing and wind surfing to fishing and even swimming. But there is also a wealth of areas to be explored on foot, on land.

From the East Pier to the West Pier, the West Breakwater, the Marina Breakwater and the historic Carlisle Pier and Traders’ Wharf, there are plenty of varied walks within the harbour area. There are also nearby coastal walks, east towards Newtownsmith, Sandycove and the Forty Fort, including the Joyce Tower, and west towards the Gut, Seapoint and the many restaurants in Monkstown Village.

Dún Laoghaire Harbour is easily accessible by public transport – Dún Laoghaire and Salthill & Monkstown DART Stations and Dublin Bus – and is on Dún Laoghaire town’s doorstep.

In 2012, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company produced a map of some of the walks you can take in the habour area, complete with distances and descriptions. See the map of Dún Laoghaire Harbour walks here: Dún Laoghaire Harbour Walks.

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For a history of Dún Laoghaire Harbour, click here.

Dún Laoghaire's East Pier

Dún Laoghaire’s East Pier

Dún Laoghaire's West Pier

Dún Laoghaire’s West Pier

A view of the breakwater in Dún Laoghaire Harbour that protects the Dún Laoghaire Marina

A view of the West Breakwater (looking East) in Dún Laoghaire Harbour that forms part of the defences for Dún Laoghaire Marina

Dún Laoghaire town viewed from the end of West Pier

Dún Laoghaire town viewed from the end of East Pier

Swimming in Dún Laoghaire Harbour

Swimming in Dún Laoghaire Harbour


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