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The Forty Foot

Address: Sandycove, Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 605 7700
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Ranked #124 of 217 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks

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Sydney, Australia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
97 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our visit was on a sunny Sunday in October with lots of locals having a swim. I loved the history of the place. As a regular winter swimmer in Sydney, that doesn't even come close to the cold in the water at Forty foot. I spent about 15 minutes in the water!! My daughter didn't last as long. Bring some... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

It might put you off nudity! ...or it might make you feel good about your own body shape! Either way, it'll be bracing as the water always seems to be colder than you hope for.

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Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Originally naked men only, now popular with all ages and with togs on! Great atmosphere and somehow that makes the water seem warmer. Christmas Day if you dare! Good depth of water even as the tide goes out.

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Dublin, Ireland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
61 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Cracking spot for a swim on a nice day especially with the tide in. Caution should be taken if jumping in from the rock and also be aware that there is as far as I am aware a "Gentlemens Only" bathing area at back. No changing facilities available in case youbwondering.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful & amazing place to relax & enjoy with the whole family. Footy foot is worth the trip. Fun swimming in Dublin's hot spot. It can be very busy at the weekend but the beach streaches far, so there is always something to do. Gorgeous sun sets.

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Dublin, Ireland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I haven't been to the 40 foot in years and rambled in that way last May. It was a beautiful early summer's day, warm and sunny and the crowds were out. Years back the 40 foot was quiet and frequented by those who were dedicated to the swim and sea. However, the place has been overrun by youths pushing and... More 

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Dublin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I went ther over a year ago, during nice summer day, just to see, at that time there were few teens drinking, not nice, if you want to enjoy your day

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

amazing to go for a walk, everyday i walk by..... great view and surroung summer or winter doesn't really matter because there are always people on the coast, bird watching, walking....... very entrataining aand enjoyble

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I went here every year for years when i was growing up. Lots of rock pools to explore, and good swimming. Worth a trip.

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Monaghan, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Well worth a trip, was popularily know as a male only bathing spot but recently women have begun to visit. When used by men only nude bathing took place.

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