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The Forty Foot

Sandycove, Dublin 4, Ireland
353 1 605 7700
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Ranked #130 of 275 attractions in Dublin
Type: Bodies of Water
Most recent review
- Oct 11, 2013
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
34 helpful votes 34 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
61 helpful votes 61 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Dublin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Bring your wet suit if you don't want to feel the Irish sea chill, but otherwise most people of ALL ages here are swimming in bathing suits. Love the location between Dun Laoighaire and Sandycove, its such a BEAUTIFUL part of county Dublin. The James Joyce martello tower is overlooking the Forty Foot which is open throughout the day and... More

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