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The Forty Foot

Address: Sandycove, Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 605 7700
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Ranked #113 of 252 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The Forty foot overlooks Dunlaoghaire harbour and has a modern interior with tables outside for the summer, the food is great value for money with a main meal with drink from 7.95 euro you'll be hard to find better

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County Meath, Ireland
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128 reviews 128 reviews
4 attraction reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
101 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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