Dog's Bay Beach
Dog's Bay Beach
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PadraigOC
Portlaoise, Ireland227 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Probably a lovely beach but virtually no parking. We had to reverse the whole way back up a long lane to get out. And this was midweek. Would imagine it's very busy at peak times. Would like to return sometime to actually see the beach!
Written August 31, 2021
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Aideen
Dublin10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
We have been to Dog's Bay on occasions too numerous to count. Every single time we are overwhelmed by its beauty. The long stretch of golden fine sand looks out on a horseshoe shaped bay with a backdrop of dramatic mountainous landscape. Get to the end of the beach and leave the sand behind - a short walk up a little sandy path leads you out on to the peninsula proper - acres upon acres of open grazing land, filled with cows gently gazing at you as you stroll past, a blanket of tiny purple and yellow alpine flowers underfoot. The very end of the peninsula - a good half hour walk, is a scattering of Atlantic battered rocky outcrops - even on a warm summer's day you'll be greeted by a bracing breeze whipping in off the ocean. Sit still long enough and you'll see long ears popping up - there are an abundance of wild hares living on Dog's Bay. It's a truly magical place to visit.
Written March 22, 2017
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victoriafoody
Victoria, Canada300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We discovered this beach at the end of our day driving the Wild Atlantic way. In hindsight, we should have driven straight here and just hanged out at the beach.

We arrived here without any beach gear (swim suits, towels etc), but it didn't matter. We were just happy to walk or sit on the gorgeous white sandy beach, play in the crystal clear water and admire the beauty of the landscape. We had only allowed ourselves an hour here, next time we'll make sure that we can spend most of the day to relax at the beach.
Written December 12, 2019
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Gannyr
Waringstown, UK70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Visited this lovely beach with our family in July . The beach is spotless and the sea so clean . We arrived at around 10.30 and had the beach to ourselves around noon it became a little busier. Spectacular place on a very warm summer’s day . Well worth a visit .
Written July 14, 2018
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Non-bias
89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Dog's Bay Beach is probably one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. Although we visited in April when the the weather was very windy and cold it has a breathtaking atmosphere. The sand is almost white and very soft and fine. The sea was staggeringly icy cold and crystal clear. I did not see one piece of litter. This visit was as good as any spa experience! Relaxing, peaceful, rugged and fresh. Good for blowing away the cobwebs, calming the mind and walking off all the soda bread!! A few people about, but almost deserted at times. Wonderful!
Written May 1, 2017
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whatsnewbt4
Belfast, UK114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
One of the loveliest beaches I have ever seen - white sand blue water magnificent scenery ! Can park nearby - few people about.
Written September 12, 2020
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CeannCabaiste
Limoges, France399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Visit this beach on a sunny day and you will think you're in paradise. Clean clear water and white sand. The small headland has two white beaches, back to back, and you can see both from the road above. Beautiful.
Written January 29, 2020
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John M
Dublin, Ireland36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
One of the worlds great beaches....usually deserted....a place to recharge the spirit and the soul. Well worth a detour.
Written September 19, 2019
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Amanda
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
As a Floridian, this beach astounded me. We visited the beach, accidentally, on the busiest Irish bank holiday weekend. Yet, the beaches were still nowhere near the level of congestion we see in Florida. The scene is surreal, as the mountains tower behind you, while Caribbean blue waters (frigid blue waters to us Floridians) and white sand curve around a bay.

For those that want to stretch their legs and do some exploring, I encourage stopping off at this beach! We strolled along the beach for a half-hour, and then walked for over an hour along trails others had carved out through the rocks in the distance. We uncovered several mini-beaches that we could sit and relax, with no people in sight. Our bed and breakfast owner emphasized that all the land in this mini-peninsula between the two beaches are public lands, so feel free to explore. But, be aware these are rare and precious dunes, so watch where you step and try to follow the paths so as not to disturb the ecosystem. :)

For those needing parking, cars were parked on both sides of the road as we walked in, so parking fees and towing did not appear to be a problem. I'd recommend parking on the hill, as it gets tight to turn a car around the closer you get to the water's edge.

There were a few carts selling food and drink on the weekend we visited, but nothing substantial in terms of full meals, just light drinks and crepes on the day we were there.

Many dogs were out here, so I assume it's dog friendly for those who are interested...
Written August 6, 2019
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Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Dog's Bay Beach is stunning. When the sun comes out the beach is white and the sea is a wonderful turquoise. Is isn't too long, so you can walk the length of it in 30 mins. If you are the area it is a must. It looks like a David Lean film set.
Written June 17, 2019
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