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

If you can take the cold, a visit to the Forty Foot for a swim is a must. You can either jump in on the left or take it easy and walk in on the right hand side. So refreshing and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If you can take the cold, a visit to the Forty Foot for a swim is a must. You can either jump in on the left or take it easy and walk in on the right hand side. So refreshing and well worth the challenge!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A trip to the 40 ft will revive you and set you up for the day or night. This gem of a swimming area is popular amongst the locals and visitors and it is easy to see why. The location is beautiful and the water is almost always refreshing. Take a dip and enjoy:)

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Ive been going to the Forty Foot for over 20 years and love it as much today as I did the very first time I went there. On a calm day there is no better place to swim. Personally I like to make sure the tide is in when I am heading down as it makes it easier to get... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

nice place to be, i love it quiet calme if no teen age hanging around without enjoying the place >>>> u have to have an icecreme

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Omaha, Nebraska
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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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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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Dublin, Ireland
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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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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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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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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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