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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
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a regular swimmer in the San Francisco Bay, I was thrilled to be turned onto Sandycove and the Forty Foot. The morning I went, there was a lively, friendly group of swimmers and bathers enjoying the Irish Sea. It felt really safe just leaving my stuff on the shore with everyone else's. Water was about 12 or 13 Celsius... More 

Thank PeteMulvihill
Dublin, Ireland
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is for the intrepid swimmer as there is not facilities provided for swimmers to change etcand the water is extremely cold

Thank silverjet9
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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309 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
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!

Thank roryjdoyle
Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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:)

1 Thank 186605Summer
Dublin, Ireland
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291 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Kavo85
Marrakech, Morocco
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3 reviews
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

Thank hichamelafghani
Omaha, Nebraska
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

1 Thank Josie S
Dublin, Ireland
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73 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

1 Thank mcarch
Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

1 Thank TracyJaneMerry
Sydney, Australia
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124 attraction reviews
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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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