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Address: Sandycove, Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 605 7700

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Cold but worth it

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
mrandmrsbeas
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Sydney, Australia
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Omaha, Nebraska
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

In case this location doesn't get moved to the correct place it is actually a few miles east at sandy cove. There is a forty foot restaurant at this location but not the swimming place. That being said I was very surprised that there were about a dozen people there that were locals that were swimming and it is a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

historic south Dublin bathing and diving place probably nearly 40feet or 12 metres deep at full tide risks from submerged rocks at low tide ask or follow the locals stay reasonably close to shore occasional seals adjoining Sandycove harbour safer for kids swimming check wikipedia for moredetail and historic links

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County Meath, Ireland
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147 reviews 147 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Good value all round; busy spot with a younger age group; may be the place to go when they have more experience.

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

In fact at this time of the year it's freezing...but it is the cold wind from the east that gets you as you get out of the water..not the water itself...great place to see, the very fit Irish have their daily swim...or the nutters..who nearly have a heart attack as they enter the water..you see all forms of madness here...in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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106 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
63 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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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
71 helpful votes 71 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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